Auckland’s entire railway network is to be closed and rebuilt in stages. How did we get here?
New Zealand’s passenger trains have slow overall end-to-end speeds. Even modest improvements will enable competitive offerings that are quicker than driving.
Just got back from the public transport policy briefing. Amazing turnout. Thousands of planners holding documents and chanting “better things aren’t possible”. I jest—a bit.
New Zealand needs a major modal shift. It’s time to summon a sense of purpose and invest in a bold vision for the future with rail at the forefront of transport planning.
I thought it was about time that I updated my research pages. So, because I know how to party, I did it on a Friday evening. Please enjoy a quick tour.
Fancy some hot takes, rigorous research, and awesome maps about NZ railways? We got you fam.
How hard is it for a researcher to get to Australasian archives and libraries without a car? Sometimes easy. Sometimes unreasonably difficult.
The train arriving on platform 2 is André’s new website, perhaps slightly overdue.