Inland port for Waikato

First Wiri, now Hamilton – The Waikato Times reports local iwi Tainui are planning an inland port, served by both rail and road connections:

A port operator has yet to be tapped on the shoulder, but TGH has had discussions with Transit New Zealand and KiwiRail, says chief executive Mike Pohio.

This is good news for Hamilton, and motorists in the Auckland / Waikato / Bay of Plenty regions. Inland ports, served by container trains, take numerous truck movements off the roads, decreasing the environmental impact of transport and extending the life of the road.

One Response to “Inland port for Waikato”

  1. Rail_up says:

    Hurray! Finally someone is thinking outside the square. If more people focused on rail as a good way of moving people and freight we’d actually get somewhere… pun intended!

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