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Commuter trains proposed for Christchurch at fraction of previous cost estimates
A Christchurch man believes his proposal for commuter trains would have them up and running at a fraction of previous cost estimates.
Tane Apanui, a Christchurch personal trainer and former Hornby ward candidate, is confident he can have :the service operating from Selwyn and Waimakariri districts into the city for about $1.8 million – a fraction of the $8.2m cost suggested in a 2014 report commissioned by Environment Canterbury (ECan).
The ECan report cited the cost of purchasing Auckland Transport’s (AT) retired SX carriages would be up to $1.5m each, but it is understood the carriages are now valued at a considerably lower price.