First Train Into Onehunga
A familiar Veolia train arrived at Onehunga about 10.30am this morning as the first official train to use the Onehunga line, re-activated after 37 years.
The Mainline Steam engine that was supposed to bring guests for the official opening was delayed because of a slip blocking the carriages from Glenbrook that would have been used.
A jazz band played, locals got into the occasion by crowding the station platform and as part of the heritage festival being held at the same time, numerous people were dressed for a time when steam trains ruled.
A number of people at today’s gathering said they remembered taking trains before the commuter service finished and were excited about the thought of using them again to get into the CBD.
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