When A New Station Was a Big Deal


I love this old newsreel footage of the opening of the 1963 Palmerston North train station.
As the battle to save Capital Connection starts, it’s interesting to see how the whole town turns out to welcome a new station in their city. Would the same happen today?
Watch the footage here




  1. LX... says:

    68 trains a day in 1963! Now just 4 (when the Overlander is running).

  2. rtc says:

    People certainly would - they did when Britomart opens


  3. Robin Coleman says:

    Most of those trains were freight.


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