Saturday, January 30, 2010

remaining unelectrified North Island Main Trunk

A customer has asked in response to our post on 28 January, how much of the North Island Main Trunk will remain unelectrified after the Auckland suburban scheme is in place.

According to the NZ Railway and Tramway Atlas (out of print) the distance between the southern-most station in the Auckland scheme of Pukekohe and Te Rapa (just north of Hamilton) is 81 km. At the southern end, the distance between Waikanae and Palmerston North is also 81 km. Thus, 162 km out of the total 682 km from Wellington to Auckland is 24%.

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