Story: Public transport

First suburban electric train

First suburban electric train

This is the inaugural journey, from Christchurch to Lyttelton, of New Zealand’s first suburban electric train in 1929. This service ceased in 1972 and passengers went by bus.

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Reference: The New Zealand Railways Magazine 3, no. 10 (1 May 1934)

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Adrian Humphris, 'Public transport - Trains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/22527/first-suburban-electric-train (accessed 27 February 2020)

Story by Adrian Humphris, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 11 Mar 2016