As a Waikato girl by birth, Aucklander by nature, and living in Hamilton by choice, I’ve long being a supporter of a regular train gig chugging the willing and the weary between the hustle and pace of Auckland and the tranquility and bliss of Kirikiriroa. For Hamilton needs this, it is not just about getting those Hamilton side to Auckland but getting Aucklanders and everyone in between to Hamilton!
This city is growing, it’s awakening, it’s progressive and dare I say it, at times quite happening. We have industry here, ground breaking, innovative industries, awe inspiring science and technologies but we are the “cow town” when it comes to the commercial, the headquarters, the corporates. We need to attract them and keep them. But we need to supply infrastructure that works for the staff they wish to employ. We need quality public transport, inner city living, international airport, and a CBD that is big, bold and brave with an underground railway station. And if innovative, forward thinking people think they may want to live or work here, they will come.
Some might just come by train.