Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Proposed railway station at Raumati not included in plan

A proposed railway station at Raumati has not been included in the Regional Council’s revised rail plan.

“The removal of Raumati Station from the long-term plan will be disappointing for many Kapiti people who have been passionate about this and have put a lot of effort into lobbying for its construction.  However, I hope they’ll understand that circumstances have changed,” says Cr Paul Swain, the Regional Council’s Public Transport Portfolio Leader.

“Recent projections find that there’d be very little genuinely new patronage for a station at Raumati. Most people who would potentially use the new station are already using either Paraparaumu or Paekakariki.

“A station at Raumati would slow down travel times for people from Paraparaumu and Waikanae. When you’re travelling that far, adding a couple of minutes on to your journey times each way does matter. It goes against our goal, in the rail plan, to speed up journeys from Waikanae to Wellington.

“At a cost of around $10m, a station at Raumati is unlikely to attract government funding. This would mean the full cost would land on the ratepayer. Council believes this amount of money could be better spent providing better facilities elsewhere.

“In addition, park and ride, access to the station and its closeness to Paraparaumu Station are all issues that have been taken into account.

“Instead of building a new station at Raumati, our focus needs to be on future development at Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Paekakariki stations, particularly providing more park and ride facilities in line with demand.”

The draft Regional Rail Plan is available online at www.gw.govt.nz/rail-network

People will have an opportunity to give feedback on the plan as part of the Council’s Regional Public Transport Plan consultation in April 2014.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Andrew Little’s Debut, Mockingjay, And Drunk Texting

John Key’s credibility has taken a hammering this week – at least among the 50% of the electorate who have always had doubts about him on that score.

The other substantial story of the week has been about Andrew Little’s debut as Labour leader, which has received top marks, especially among the 25% of the electorate still voting Labour. According to some reports, the Labour caucus has been ‘in seventh heaven’ about Little’s success this week in taking it to the government in the House. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Parliament Today:

Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance

Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel. More>>

ALSO:

Glenn Inquiry: Report Offers Solutions To Family Violence

The People’s Blueprint unveiled today by Sir Owen Glenn’s independent inquiry into child abuse and domestic violence outlines a new, more cohesive and effective system for reducing New Zealand’s alarmingly high family violence rates. More>>

ALSO:

Environment Commissioner: Changing Climate And Rising Seas - Understanding The Science

A rising sea will be with us for a long time to come – one way or another we will have to adapt. But how high and how fast the water rises will be influenced by the speed at which the world – including New Zealand – reduces greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades. More>>

ALSO:

Key Texts With Whale Oil Released: PM Can’t Be Trusted Over Dirty Politics Defence - Greens

John Key’s answers to questions about dirty politics can’t be trusted, after he was forced to admit that he had misled journalists and Parliament about contact with attack blogger Cameron Slater, said the Green Party today.. More>>

ALSO:

Temporary Release Crackdown Continues: Corrections Review Of Phillip Smith Case

“The review by Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer reveals that the plan for Smith’s series of temporary releases was overly ambitious and misinformed. He’s a highly manipulative and deceptive person who although technically eligible, should not have been considered for temporary release." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news