“In 2011, a comprehensive report from a Waikato Regional Council working party found that:
- 81% of Hamiltonians supported the establishment of a commuter rail service between Hamilton and Auckland;
- 85% supported the recommended increase in rates of $8.32 per year to fund it, alongside central Government;
- 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: