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The railway line between Dargaville and Whangārei should reopen, says Albert Barr, chairman of the Northland branch of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union.

Barr said it's a no-brainer because the benefits of bringing the line back to life after being mothballed by the previous government are huge.

"As a result there will be significantly less damage to the roads and a huge reduction in greenhouse gas emissions."

Barr also said there will be economic benefits.

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"Wherever there is rail, there are businesses who will want to set up close by."

However Barr admits the Government has still yet to

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