The Napier to Gisborne railway holds a special importance for many of our members as a very scenic and historic railway with potential for tourism operations. Our mainline operators have in the past, run regular and successful charters and excursions on the Napier to Gisborne railway line which has the potential to increase if the line is reopened.
The Federation of Rail Organisations of New Zealand (FRONZ) must stress the importance of retaining railways in the regions for tourism and regional growth and this line has vast potential for both tourism and freight.
Federation of Railway Organisations of NZ
We hope for the region of Hawke’s Bay that every consideration is given to reopening and operating the railway which in the future has so much potential for growth. The railway gives the region an alternative to road, tourism opportunities and the means to transport bulk amounts of the regions resources to the port and further afield.
Taieri Gorge Railway proves that a council controlled company with good management and backing can operate a successful railway for the benefit of the region, The potential of the Napier to Gisborne Railway Line in freight and tourism cannot be overstated and can have significant flow on effects to the local port, businesses and accommodation.
Chief Executive Officer
Taieri Gorge Railway