PN Groups Discuss Capital Connection: Bus Service Improves


Palmerston North groups are planning to meet on Monday night to discuss what they can do to save the Capital Connection train service between the city and Wellington.

The service is under a cloud because the Wellington electrified commuter train services are being extended to Waikanae in about 18 months time - and a healthy percentage of the travellers board the Capital Connection in Waikanae.

Those attending the Monday meeting in Palmerston North are said to include representatives from the local council, regional council, chamber of commerce, Destination Manawatu and Vision Manawatu.

Meanwhile in Palmerston North itself, bus transport is going to be improved after bus usage rose 10% in the last year.

From February 15, a 20 minute service will be introduced at peak times.
The regional council says the increased frequency is “in respond to public demand to see the service improve and Horizons Regional Council has managed to get the necessary financial support to undertake this initiative.”

RELATED: facebook Save the Connection group

LAST STORY: Palmerston North MP hopes service will survive




  1. Brent C says:

    They could start by having a service that links the Railway station with the City Center and then onto Massey University for when trains come.


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