Sky Blue, Not Muddy Brown
New timetables are out & Onehunga’s new train service - whose colour code has mysteriously gone from muddy brown to blue- will get half hour trains at peak times. And it promises a 25 minute trip from Onehunga to Britomart.
Off peak and weekends are hourly.
At least it’s a start. I was in Dress Smart today and it was very popular – even more so at weekends so more regular train services would be welcome then.
As posted earlier, the sight of a train finally at Onehunga does the heart good.
And today’s release of timetables make the thing seem even more real!
At the start of the year, maps inside carriages were altered to show Onehunga coming mid- year as the brown line.
The debate on this site wasn’t overly impressed with the idea of a muddy brown.
It now appears to have oddly changed to a sky blue, which is welcomed. Maybe they ran a focus group!
New train timetables available here applying from when Onehunga starts on September 19, boast
- longer trains on the Western Line (more seats)
- significant increase in peak services between Penrose and Britomart
- more trains during the day across the network
Overall, things are improving. But it’s not all good news: some will be upset at Express services being dropped.
ARTA and Veolia comment on the new timetables here