History: 2011 Waikato Regional Council working party report on the commuter rail service

“In 2011, a comprehensive report from a Waikato Regional Council working party found that:

  1. 81% of Hamiltonians supported the establishment of a commuter rail service between Hamilton and Auckland;
  2. 85% supported the recommended increase in rates of $8.32 per year to fund it, alongside central Government;
  3. And that demand was strong for the service which would cost an average of $20 each way.

A benefit cost ratio of 1:4 was established. ”

The demand has grown substantially since 2011. Will you vote for a 2-year trial of this service if elected to council”

See the the full report:

https://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/services/regional-services/transport/passenger-rail/

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