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    Wellington train operating contract extended


    NEW ZEALAND: Greater Wellington Regional Council has extended Transdev’s contract to operate local passenger trains under the Metlink brand until July 3 2031. Transdev has operated the services since 2016, carrying more than 1·3 million passengers/year on 2 000 services/week. It runs 3·22 million train-km/year on ...

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    Transdev Wellington

    Network of five services on four lines serving 49 stations: from Wellington on the lines to Johnsonville, Waikanae and Melling, plus two services on the route from Wellington to Waterloo, Upper Hutt and Masterton. Transdev has operated services under the Metlink brand since 2016 when it took over from Tranz ...

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    Transdev takes over in Wellington


    NEW ZEALAND: The Transdev Wellington joint venture of Transdev and Hyundai Rotem has taken over the operation of the capital’s suburban rail network from KiwiRail with effect from July 3. Under a contract with Greater Wellington Regional Council signed on March 15, the consortium will operate the ...

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    Transdev signs Wellington operating contract


    NEW ZEALAND: Greater Wellington Regional Council signed a contract on March 15 for Transdev Wellington Ltd to operate suburban rail services in the capital. Transdev Wellington is a joint venture of Transdev, which has operated rail services in Auckland since 2004, and Hyundai Rotem which will maintain ...

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    Wellington suburban rail upgrading package agreed


    NEW ZEALAND: A package of infrastructure upgrades on Wellington’s Tranz Metro suburban rail network and transfer of the train fleet from KiwiRail to Greater Wellington Regional Council was approved on July 5. GWRC has assumed ownership of the stations (other than Wellington), stabling and depot facilities. It ...

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    First Matangi unit heads for Wellington


    NEW ZEALAND: The first of 48 two-car 1·5 kV DC EMUs which Greater Wellington Regional Council ordered from a consortium of Hyundai Rotem and Mitsui in 2007 at a cost of NZ$235m is due to be delivered from South Korea in early August. The 1 067 mm ...

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    Wellington EMU order


    PLANS FOR the renewal and expansion of Tranz Metro suburban rail services in the New Zealand capital reached a key milestone on November 13, when Greater Wellington Regional Council confirmed an order for new EMUs. GWRC has signed a contract with Rotem of South Korea and Mitsui of Japan covering ...