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Go the trains

posted 20 May 2013, 02:01 by Sandra Kirby   [ updated 20 May 2013, 02:01 ]
Wellington has had an advertising campaign for some time encouraging people to "Go the trains"
A bit like Jetstar flights when trans work they work really really well but when they don't the collapse is spectacular

In our office 9 of the 16 staff come by train.  This morning when I got to work just after 8 ne of the 9 was there she had been on a v early train.  The next train riders came in around 9:30 and the last just after 10:45
No it wasn't that we had a pile of sleeper-in staff.  At least one of them took 3 hours to do the normal 30 min ride from Hutt. A Paraparaumu train derailed at around 7:45 this morning between Kaiwharawhara and Wellington.  Given the time there was a huge backlog of people to be taken off trains and onto buses to get to work.  Apparently there were real challenges - for example people who needed to go to loo had a challenge because you weren't meant to get off train without police supervision due to electrified lines.

Go the trains indeed