The train now arriving is electric

By Mathew Dearnaley

The first of Auckland's 57 new electric trains has arrived. Photo / Sarah Ivey
The first of Auckland's 57 new electric trains has arrived. Photo / Sarah Ivey

Shrouded in bubble-wrap, the first of Auckland's 57 new electric trains has arrived from its Spanish factory, ready for testing to begin next month before starting work on the Onehunga-Britomart line in about April.

The train's three cars were trucked 25km from the waterfront early yesterday to Auckland Transport's new $100 million electric rail depot at Wiri.

The fleet is due to be delivered by mid-2015.

- NZ Herald

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