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.