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

    Gemma Aiken
    2017-03-29 05:29:01 +1300
    Tayleesha Becker
    2017-03-27 15:51:37 +1300
    Terra Dumont
    2017-03-27 11:43:24 +1300
    Simon Taylor
    2017-03-26 17:46:50 +1300
    Angela Langford
    2017-03-25 21:20:16 +1300
    Adam Lines
    2017-03-25 13:52:43 +1300
    Elin Burgess
    2017-03-25 09:38:50 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-25 08:08:40 +1300
    Gill Heaven
    2017-03-25 00:16:55 +1300

    "I pledge with pleasure. It is time to put our money and support behind this fabulous initiative. "

    Wendy Hoddinott
    2017-03-24 08:56:04 +1300
    Felix Collins
    2017-03-23 21:40:24 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-23 20:54:13 +1300
    Anthony Field
    2017-03-23 20:26:21 +1300

    "Fantastic news, glad to support this worthy cause :-)"

    David
    2017-03-23 00:09:22 +1300
    Emerson Yeoman
    2017-03-22 23:19:46 +1300
    Sophie Allen
    2017-03-22 22:50:34 +1300
    Robyn Lambie
    2017-03-22 11:11:31 +1300
    Jane Elliott
    2017-03-22 08:19:34 +1300

    "I first daughter was born there and my partner lived there for years so we still have ties there"

    Kirstyn & Nathan Tait
    2017-03-21 21:26:25 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-21 09:43:34 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-21 09:27:45 +1300
    Deon Swiggs
    2017-03-20 22:59:39 +1300

    "Let's make it happen "

    Nicola Ponsonby
    2017-03-20 19:50:13 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-20 16:59:56 +1300

    "If Tane has got his numbers even half right, then this is an very important development opportunity of Canterbury."

    Dafydd Williams
    2017-03-20 10:36:47 +1300

    "Christchurch should definitely split the commuter load across multiple modes, rail seems a no-brainer given the historic infrastructure!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-20 10:16:26 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-20 09:09:48 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-20 01:14:56 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-19 22:20:12 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-19 20:57:04 +1300

    "I fully back this commuter rail service, it's long overdue."

    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 :)

      Gemma Aiken
      2017-03-29 05:29:01 +1300
      Tayleesha Becker
      2017-03-27 15:51:37 +1300
      Terra Dumont
      2017-03-27 11:43:24 +1300
      Simon Taylor
      2017-03-26 17:46:50 +1300
      Angela Langford
      2017-03-25 21:20:16 +1300
      Adam Lines
      2017-03-25 13:52:43 +1300
      Elin Burgess
      2017-03-25 09:38:50 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-25 08:08:40 +1300
      Gill Heaven
      2017-03-25 00:16:55 +1300

      "I pledge with pleasure. It is time to put our money and support behind this fabulous initiative. "

      Wendy Hoddinott
      2017-03-24 08:56:04 +1300
      Felix Collins
      2017-03-23 21:40:24 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-23 20:54:13 +1300
      Anthony Field
      2017-03-23 20:26:21 +1300

      "Fantastic news, glad to support this worthy cause :-)"

      David
      2017-03-23 00:09:22 +1300
      Emerson Yeoman
      2017-03-22 23:19:46 +1300
      Sophie Allen
      2017-03-22 22:50:34 +1300
      Robyn Lambie
      2017-03-22 11:11:31 +1300
      Jane Elliott
      2017-03-22 08:19:34 +1300

      "I first daughter was born there and my partner lived there for years so we still have ties there"

      Kirstyn & Nathan Tait
      2017-03-21 21:26:25 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-21 09:43:34 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-21 09:27:45 +1300
      Deon Swiggs
      2017-03-20 22:59:39 +1300

      "Let's make it happen "

      Nicola Ponsonby
      2017-03-20 19:50:13 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-20 16:59:56 +1300

      "If Tane has got his numbers even half right, then this is an very important development opportunity of Canterbury."

      Dafydd Williams
      2017-03-20 10:36:47 +1300

      "Christchurch should definitely split the commuter load across multiple modes, rail seems a no-brainer given the historic infrastructure!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-20 10:16:26 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-20 09:09:48 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-20 01:14:56 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-19 22:20:12 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-19 20:57:04 +1300

      "I fully back this commuter rail service, it's long overdue."

      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 23/04/2017 at 8:00 PM.