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The Gisborne rail line

Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, April 25th, 2012 - 42 comments

Zetetic’s recent post on the Gisborne rail line generated a lot of comment.  A week later a final comment was added – it deserves a wider audience…

Save the Gisborne rail line

Written By: - Date published: 9:53 am, April 16th, 2012 - 121 comments

Looks like the Nats are going to use the bridge washout on the Gisborne-Napier rail line as an excuse to close it. Despite wagon volumes growing 12-fold this year. A massive piece of capital, mothballed for want of $4.3m. More has been spent so far clearing a slip from the nearby Waioeka Gorge road, no questions asked. The Nats’ anti-rail agenda = more trucks tearing up our roads and more oil imports.

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