Trains for RWC 2011?

### ODT Online Mon, 10 Jan 2011
Trains part of Cup plan
By Hamish McNeilly
Suburban and inner city trains could be back on Dunedin railway tracks during this year’s Rugby World Cup, it has been revealed. Taieri Gorge Railway chief executive Murray Bond confirmed to the Otago Daily Times the tourism train operator was investigating opportunities during the tournament.

Taieri Gorge [is] yet to talk to rugby officials about the proposal.

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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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Filed under Economics, Heritage, Inspiration, Project management, Stadiums

6 responses to “Trains for RWC 2011?

  1. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Thu, 18 Aug 2011
    Cantabs coming by train to stadium events
    By Hamish McNeilly
    Entertainment-starved Cantabrians are taking chartered trains to Dunedin to watch concerts and sporting events at Forsyth Barr Stadium. Railtours (NZ) owner Roger Sutherland said interest in Dunedin’s new stadium and associated events had been high after February’s earthquake damaged much of Christchurch’s entertainment infrastructure.

    Chartered trains to two Rugby World Cup matches – Argentina v England (September 10) and Ireland v Italy (October 2) – and the Elton John concert (November 25) would attract at least a couple of hundred passengers each.

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  2. Phil

    Seems a lot of trumpeting for a success rate of 200 people out of a regional population base of half a million. Is that an indication of the practical attraction of the stadium from outside of the region ?

  3. Elizabeth

    This is perhaps typical of the particular train man…

  4. Peter

    The gravy train has been more lucrative, I’d say.

    • Elizabeth

      ### ODT Online Fri, 19 Aug 2011
      RWC train schedule
      By Nigel Benson
      Taieri Gorge Railway yesterday announced its 2011 Rugby World Cup train schedule. Trains will make return trips from Mosgiel and Waitati to Dunedin Railway Station on match days. Up to 200 passengers will be accommodated on each train and return tickets will cost $20. Bookings can be made at the Taieri Gorge Railway booking office or the Dunedin Visitor Centre.
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      • Elizabeth

        ### ODT Online Tue, 23 Aug 2011
        Trains, buses for Cup
        Additional buses and commuter train services will be rolled out for Rugby World Cup 2011 match days in Dunedin. The Dunedin City Council-led initiative is designed to minimise traffic congestion and ensure fans get to and from the ground as easily as possible.
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