26 May 2016

Last trip for old Wellington trains

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:42 pm on 26 May 2016

It's out with the old and in with the new for Wellington's commuter trains.

Ganz Marvag train

Ganz Marvag train Photo: wikipedia

Tomorrow afternoon at 3:18pm that last Ganz Mavag train will arrive at Wellington station on a regularly scheduled service from Melling in the Hutt Valley. The trains have been taking passengers in the region since 1982.

Wellington now has a full fleet of modern, air-conditioned Matangi trains built in South Korea, the oldest of which is six years.

Euan McQueen was Assistant General Manager of New Zealand Railways at the time the Ganz trains were purchased in 1982 and he is currently the foundation chair of The New Zealand Rail Heritage Trust.

Jesse Mulligan asks  Euan how he feels about saying goodbye to the last Ganz Mavag train.

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