duddley wrote:pickle wrote:So to from Auckland to Wellington by train I'll catch the Northern Explorer
I'm actually quite keen to try the new service but I wasn't to keen on using The Overlander again due to its slow timetable and boring as hell lunch break at Ohakune.
I don't think the lunch break has even been removed has it? It's just the stops that have been removed which make the 25-30min reduction in running times...
I suppose if they did reduce the lunch break it would shave 1hr off the current running time.... and I say shave, because the train would still wait at those stops for 10-15 mins, as with my propostion, the catering staff would board the train at Taumarunui or Taihape and take the orders on board(payment also). Of course they would have to at least reinstate Taumarunui and Taihape then too