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Workers were busy shifting the railway tracks at St Leonards as part of the West Harbour cycleway project yesterday.

A KiwiRail spokesman said the work involved relocating 397m of track between St Leonards and Curles Point and was scheduled for a quiet period for freight trains.

Similar work was carried out between Sawyers Bay and Port Chalmers at the weekend, track relocation to take place in sections as the cycleway build continues.


I hope the cyclists are going to pay for it all.

If we're happy to move established rail infrastructure for cyclists, (which I am in favour of, before you lot sling rocks,lol) surely we can freight our refuse to Winton by rail instead of trucks? And surely we can run rail cars from Mosgiel and Palmerston to Dunedin Railway Station for commuters? That railway station is right at the heart of the city, a building that is both iconic and a marvel of craftmanship, and yet, the DCC have pretty much mothballed it in favour of pushbikes. A lot of infrastucture is right here, positioned and paid for, under our very noses, yet we push huge cost



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