Rail pledge just for votes?

LETTER

It would appear that Labour has reneged on its pre-election promise to repair the railway line between Gisborne and Wairoa.

Since the railway development was funded in the Budget, Shane Jones has confirmed that Gisborne needs our rail line reopened for our future development.

I hope Labour’s promise wasn’t only a vote-catching exercise, as it would be embarassing with Jacinda Ardern’s connection to Gisborne.

R. Hart

It would appear that Labour has reneged on its pre-election promise to repair the railway line between Gisborne and Wairoa.

Since the railway development was funded in the Budget, Shane Jones has confirmed that Gisborne needs our rail line reopened for our future development.

I hope Labour’s promise wasn’t only a vote-catching exercise, as it would be embarassing with Jacinda Ardern’s connection to Gisborne.

R. Hart

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Phil Hunt, Picton - 3 days ago
I think we should see some movement on this subject in the not-too-distant future. Those that support the re-opening will already have been in contact with the Government by now.
There is a lot to do. Over the next 10 years about $8-10 billion will be needed to bring the rail system up to the standard needed to do the freight task it is designed to do.
This will also include some new passenger initiatives, but these may be 2 to 5 years away.

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