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Can’t wait

Letter

Re: Open letter to Kiri Allan, October 5.

October 18th should be the day that the incoming government announce the reopening of the rail line to Gisborne. Waiting for the Green’s Gisborne 2027 rail initiative is a bit like praying for rain in the desert — it will rain one day, but only after you’ve died of thirst!

And for all politicos, what is frequently overlooked is that whilst the BERL report did provide the evidence that KiwiRail and others since publication have deliberately sought to obscure, BERL made no mention of the potential extra revenue the line could attract by the operation of a regular passenger train service. That was a grave omission.

Richard