Dash Rail - Canterbury commuter trains

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Dash Rail - Canterbury Commuter Trains

Project 2017-02-09 14:46:34 +1300

THE DASH VISION

Commuter trains from North Canterbury And Selwyn into Christchurch

Can you imagine how good that would be?!

Did you know the railway lines are within walking distance of most of the major hubs in Christchurch? How many businesses can you find on the satelite images?  (See the stations further down)

Dash aims to be the first community owned commuter rail operation in the country.  We have high goals because they're the ones worth aiming for.

Rangiora to Moorhouse in 37 mins in a relaxed enviroment with Wifi. Rolleston to Moorhouse 27 mins!!

There are 2 Budget categories:

  1: Dash rail lite: $1.8m will run a functional budget service using older style 'legacy' platforms and only peak services.

  2: Dash rail : $7m with modern platforms, facilities and some off peak services on more modern rolling stock.

As we aim to just get something started as everyone else seem to be dragging their feet - Dash lite it is ;)

PART 1: Overview

PART 2: Dash Rail values

PART 3: The Dash Plan (With pictures)

PART 4: Initial timetable (open to suggestion)

 

PART 1

Check out the map for our proposed services. It uses the existing rail infrastructure too!

Where we'd like to go

 

PART: 2

DASH Values: 

 

  • Canterbury owned: Once established the commuity will own the service and it will NOT be sold to foreign entities. Canterbury will run it and build the next generation fleet using NZ education and NZ manufacturing.
  • Working with local schools , businesses and councils we can make this a benchmark service.
  • Scholarships and funding for biofuel research, the next generation carriages and community projects for homeless and at risk youth

 

PART: 3

DASH PLAN:

FYI -We are in a race against a foreign buyer for Aucklands rolling stock that we intend to use. 

STEP 1: BUY 4 x ADK sets with capacity for 560 passengers per set.   AND there is room for your bike!

 

 

STEP 2: The community will refine our plan on operations

STEP 3: Get our partners to carry out the work required

STEP 4: Start running trains (refining the services constantly)

STEP 5: Run the trains completely on alternative fuel within 5 years (Sooner with enough funding)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART 4:

TIMETABLE

This is our current goal timetable

 

 

 

Comments

Updates 5

3 Weeks

02/04/2017 at 1:16 AM

Hi everyone, as we hit the 3 week to go mark, share our pages like wildfire :) .  I'm doing a leaflet drop in Christchurch, Rangiora and Rolleston this week and hitting the corporate sector as well.

Canterbury needs this, and it'd be great if it was owned by the people.

T

You need to pledge to see this update.

Surveys on our Facebook page: Connect Canterbury

29/03/2017 at 8:40 PM

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X6ZZ5WT Rangiora / Kaiapoi / Belfast / Papanui / Riccarton

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XZ62ZVJ Darfield / Rolleston / Kirwee / Templeton / Hornby

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N83P9HK Waipara / Amberley

Us in the media :)

21/03/2017 at 8:32 PM

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/90457839/commuter-trains-proposed-for-christchurch 

Underway!!!

10/03/2017 at 7:27 PM

Big thanks to everyone who've helped so far and for the generous pledges to get us started. We appreciate you :)

    Pledgers 126

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-04-23 19:57:49 +1200
    Samuel
    2017-04-23 11:14:34 +1200
    Lyndal Barkle
    2017-04-23 11:02:47 +1200
    Lee
    2017-04-23 09:41:31 +1200
    Maurice Fenton
    2017-04-22 23:37:57 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-04-22 21:02:00 +1200
    Jayden
    2017-04-22 20:51:53 +1200

    "HopIT Solutions proud to support this movement. For all your Business IT requirements contact us on 021-035-0808 or [email protected]"

    Kerry Twose
    2017-04-22 20:09:36 +1200

    "Keep going Tane, persistence and foresight. "

    Colin Barrow
    2017-04-22 18:33:50 +1200
    Colin Barrow
    2017-04-22 18:10:57 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-04-20 13:07:43 +1200

    "This is such a good idea but it doesn't look as though the target will be reached. Don't give up. Try Checkpoint orThe Project? Best Wishes"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-04-19 22:21:37 +1200
    Andrew Couper
    2017-04-18 19:15:43 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-04-17 10:24:24 +1200

    " good luck this has been a long time comming "

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-04-16 17:06:17 +1200
    Pamela Syme
    2017-04-16 15:20:40 +1200
    Brendon Harre
    2017-04-13 23:11:28 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-04-12 23:30:58 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-04-11 14:28:13 +1200

    "Finally!! Been waiting for commuter rail ever since moving to Canterbury. So fast, convenient & affordable compared to driving and parking."

    Bora Hong
    2017-04-10 22:26:49 +1200
    Janina Good
    2017-04-10 21:47:37 +1200

    "Yay for public transport!!"

    Darryn McIntosh
    2017-04-10 17:06:35 +1200
    Madison
    2017-04-10 10:44:00 +1200
    Claire Cameron
    2017-04-08 18:10:12 +1200
    Matt barbour
    2017-04-08 15:32:59 +1200
    Zhang Gu
    2017-04-06 19:53:13 +1200
    Richard Moreham
    2017-04-05 07:59:45 +1200
    Candice Campbell-Schlegel
    2017-04-03 13:24:08 +1200
    Rebecca Grigg
    2017-03-31 18:23:20 +1300
    Anji Wirtitsch
    2017-03-30 14:36:15 +1300

    Dash Rail - Canterbury Commuter Trains

    Project 2017-02-09 14:46:34 +1300

    THE DASH VISION

    Commuter trains from North Canterbury And Selwyn into Christchurch

    Can you imagine how good that would be?!

    Did you know the railway lines are within walking distance of most of the major hubs in Christchurch? How many businesses can you find on the satelite images?  (See the stations further down)

    Dash aims to be the first community owned commuter rail operation in the country.  We have high goals because they're the ones worth aiming for.

    Rangiora to Moorhouse in 37 mins in a relaxed enviroment with Wifi. Rolleston to Moorhouse 27 mins!!

    There are 2 Budget categories:

      1: Dash rail lite: $1.8m will run a functional budget service using older style 'legacy' platforms and only peak services.

      2: Dash rail : $7m with modern platforms, facilities and some off peak services on more modern rolling stock.

    As we aim to just get something started as everyone else seem to be dragging their feet - Dash lite it is ;)

    PART 1: Overview

    PART 2: Dash Rail values

    PART 3: The Dash Plan (With pictures)

    PART 4: Initial timetable (open to suggestion)

     

    PART 1

    Check out the map for our proposed services. It uses the existing rail infrastructure too!

    Where we'd like to go

     

    PART: 2

    DASH Values: 

     

    • Canterbury owned: Once established the commuity will own the service and it will NOT be sold to foreign entities. Canterbury will run it and build the next generation fleet using NZ education and NZ manufacturing.
    • Working with local schools , businesses and councils we can make this a benchmark service.
    • Scholarships and funding for biofuel research, the next generation carriages and community projects for homeless and at risk youth

     

    PART: 3

    DASH PLAN:

    FYI -We are in a race against a foreign buyer for Aucklands rolling stock that we intend to use. 

    STEP 1: BUY 4 x ADK sets with capacity for 560 passengers per set.   AND there is room for your bike!

     

     

    STEP 2: The community will refine our plan on operations

    STEP 3: Get our partners to carry out the work required

    STEP 4: Start running trains (refining the services constantly)

    STEP 5: Run the trains completely on alternative fuel within 5 years (Sooner with enough funding)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PART 4:

    TIMETABLE

    This is our current goal timetable

     

     

     

    Comments

    3 Weeks

    02/04/2017 at 1:16 AM

    Hi everyone, as we hit the 3 week to go mark, share our pages like wildfire :) .  I'm doing a leaflet drop in Christchurch, Rangiora and Rolleston this week and hitting the corporate sector as well.

    Canterbury needs this, and it'd be great if it was owned by the people.

    T

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Surveys on our Facebook page: Connect Canterbury

    29/03/2017 at 8:40 PM

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X6ZZ5WT Rangiora / Kaiapoi / Belfast / Papanui / Riccarton

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XZ62ZVJ Darfield / Rolleston / Kirwee / Templeton / Hornby

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N83P9HK Waipara / Amberley

    Us in the media :)

    21/03/2017 at 8:32 PM

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/90457839/commuter-trains-proposed-for-christchurch 

    Underway!!!

    10/03/2017 at 7:27 PM

    Big thanks to everyone who've helped so far and for the generous pledges to get us started. We appreciate you :)

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-04-23 19:57:49 +1200
      Samuel
      2017-04-23 11:14:34 +1200
      Lyndal Barkle
      2017-04-23 11:02:47 +1200
      Lee
      2017-04-23 09:41:31 +1200
      Maurice Fenton
      2017-04-22 23:37:57 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-04-22 21:02:00 +1200
      Jayden
      2017-04-22 20:51:53 +1200

      "HopIT Solutions proud to support this movement. For all your Business IT requirements contact us on 021-035-0808 or [email protected]"

      Kerry Twose
      2017-04-22 20:09:36 +1200

      "Keep going Tane, persistence and foresight. "

      Colin Barrow
      2017-04-22 18:33:50 +1200
      Colin Barrow
      2017-04-22 18:10:57 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-04-20 13:07:43 +1200

      "This is such a good idea but it doesn't look as though the target will be reached. Don't give up. Try Checkpoint orThe Project? Best Wishes"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-04-19 22:21:37 +1200
      Andrew Couper
      2017-04-18 19:15:43 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-04-17 10:24:24 +1200

      " good luck this has been a long time comming "

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-04-16 17:06:17 +1200
      Pamela Syme
      2017-04-16 15:20:40 +1200
      Brendon Harre
      2017-04-13 23:11:28 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-04-12 23:30:58 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-04-11 14:28:13 +1200

      "Finally!! Been waiting for commuter rail ever since moving to Canterbury. So fast, convenient & affordable compared to driving and parking."

      Bora Hong
      2017-04-10 22:26:49 +1200
      Janina Good
      2017-04-10 21:47:37 +1200

      "Yay for public transport!!"

      Darryn McIntosh
      2017-04-10 17:06:35 +1200
      Madison
      2017-04-10 10:44:00 +1200
      Claire Cameron
      2017-04-08 18:10:12 +1200
      Matt barbour
      2017-04-08 15:32:59 +1200
      Zhang Gu
      2017-04-06 19:53:13 +1200
      Richard Moreham
      2017-04-05 07:59:45 +1200
      Candice Campbell-Schlegel
      2017-04-03 13:24:08 +1200
      Rebecca Grigg
      2017-03-31 18:23:20 +1300
      Anji Wirtitsch
      2017-03-30 14:36:15 +1300
      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 23/04/2017 at 8:00 PM.