Thursday, July 7, 2011

$168 million Wellington commuter rail commitment

Tranzwatching in Wellington, Te Ika a Maui, New Zealand

KiwiRail, the Greater Wellington Regional Council and the Government have put together funding and plans in a strategy for the continuing upgrade of Wellington Metro rail network.

The package commits the Government to $88.4 million worth of upgrades to the network, and Greater Wellington to spend $80m upgrading the Ganz Mavag trains.


Greater Wellington chairwoman Fran Wilde said signing the document came after a tough negotiation process, and gave the region certainty moving into the future

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