Story: Public transport

Electric train

Electric units were introduced on Wellington's commuter lines from 1938. Compared with steam trains, they were clean and comfortable, as this documentary explains.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 28. National Film Unit, 1954

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How to cite this page:

Adrian Humphris, 'Public transport - Trains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/22525/electric-train (accessed 21 February 2020)

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