Good afternoon and welcome to this week’s NZ Rail Maps Project update. As it says on the Facebook page this week’s update is a few days later than planned, normally updates come out on Mondays. The reason is that it was decided last week the update milestone would be for completing all trunk corridors in… Continue reading NZRM Update 2021-03-04
On July 30, 2020, The Australian newspaper published an article lamenting the rundown of the rail freight network over there, due to intense competition from road and sea haulage. Whilst road transport of freight is not cost competitive in large quantities and long distances, it works well when only a small volume is to be… Continue reading Unpalatable Truth: Shipping More Efficient Than Rail
The ongoing saga of the Gisborne Line has occupied many column centimetres in Gisborne and elsewhere over a lengthy period. The problem is that the Gisborne Line, particularly in the section over the Whareratas near Gisborne, has been very difficult and extremely expensive to maintain. The reopening of the line has been the subject of… Continue reading Wairoa to Gisborne Rail Line: Can the line be re-opened economically?