It’s sad, even if it was inevitable, to read that the Auckland – Wellington train service is going to halt at the end of September.
I’ve taken that train several times. While no-where near as good as European train services, it is still a pleasant trip with some great scenery. I used to take a book and sit outside (there a small platform area where you can do this) enjoying the view and the weather.
I’m actually tempted to book a final trip on it, before it stops on 30 September. Could be fun.
As I said it was probably inevitable that a service which costs twice as much as travelling by plane would not be sustainable.