Dash Rail - Canterbury commuter trains

By Tane Apanui

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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
    2017-03-18 18:02:11 +1300

    "Best news I have heard for ages. We should all get behind a commuter rail service in Canterbury. Cant wait to get my first ride."

    Lindsay Mason
    2017-03-18 10:20:06 +1300
    Tim Gordon
    2017-03-17 08:41:04 +1300

    "Best of luck! While this won't directly benefit me, it's much needed, and awesome for the city and region."

    Joanna
    2017-03-16 21:28:10 +1300

    "All the best, hope you meet the target"

    Jeanette King
    2017-03-16 20:39:58 +1300

    "We need more people friendly transport options. Kia kaha Christchurch!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-16 20:19:04 +1300
    Courtenay Sheat
    2017-03-16 16:20:47 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-16 16:01:51 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-16 14:48:23 +1300

    "At last this could really happen. Go for it ! Mary"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-16 12:54:59 +1300
    Jack McAra Cowie
    2017-03-15 22:08:28 +1300

    "Yes please! I'm not sure crowdsourcing is likely to succeed, but won't use that as an excuse not to let it have a chance."

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-15 19:21:38 +1300
    Jb
    2017-03-15 15:33:58 +1300

    "we need this! Thanks Tane and others involved for your initiative!"

    Fiona Atkinson
    2017-03-15 08:21:34 +1300

    "Fantastic idea - i hope more people support it"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-15 03:07:15 +1300
    Alex Dyer
    2017-03-13 21:07:20 +1300

    "Great to see a project that will help provide more public transport and get people out of their cars. Good luck!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-13 20:49:06 +1300
    Tane Apanui
    2017-03-13 19:15:06 +1300

    "Thanks Kim "

    Adam Millen
    2017-03-13 16:37:41 +1300

    "I love the audacity of the plan. I hope you get it done!"

    Linda White
    2017-03-13 16:19:49 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-13 13:37:00 +1300

    "A great city like Chch needs this! "

    Dave Lane
    2017-03-13 11:24:12 +1300

    "This is our opportunity to build a city that's invested for the future."

    Beatrice Cheer
    2017-03-13 10:49:36 +1300

    "Great idea and needed ASAP with all those crazy northern subdivisions about to go ahead! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-13 08:55:43 +1300
    Paul Clutterbuck
    2017-03-13 00:41:13 +1300

    "Awesome mahi by a team in Canterbury, doing what the region has needed for over 6 years!!"

    Dave Compton-Moen
    2017-03-12 17:01:08 +1300
    Celyn Bennet
    2017-03-12 16:10:32 +1300
    Elisabeth Nielson
    2017-03-12 15:13:17 +1300

    "Grew up in Ashley, always reckoned commuter trains were needed. Live in Lower Hutt now, love commuting by train. Go the Train!"

    Andrew Couper
    2017-03-12 14:27:53 +1300

    "It's great that you've taken the initiative here as there's not enough from local or central government currently."

    Angela Nolan
    2017-03-12 13:03:06 +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
      2017-03-18 18:02:11 +1300

      "Best news I have heard for ages. We should all get behind a commuter rail service in Canterbury. Cant wait to get my first ride."

      Lindsay Mason
      2017-03-18 10:20:06 +1300
      Tim Gordon
      2017-03-17 08:41:04 +1300

      "Best of luck! While this won't directly benefit me, it's much needed, and awesome for the city and region."

      Joanna
      2017-03-16 21:28:10 +1300

      "All the best, hope you meet the target"

      Jeanette King
      2017-03-16 20:39:58 +1300

      "We need more people friendly transport options. Kia kaha Christchurch!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-16 20:19:04 +1300
      Courtenay Sheat
      2017-03-16 16:20:47 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-16 16:01:51 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-16 14:48:23 +1300

      "At last this could really happen. Go for it ! Mary"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-16 12:54:59 +1300
      Jack McAra Cowie
      2017-03-15 22:08:28 +1300

      "Yes please! I'm not sure crowdsourcing is likely to succeed, but won't use that as an excuse not to let it have a chance."

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-15 19:21:38 +1300
      Jb
      2017-03-15 15:33:58 +1300

      "we need this! Thanks Tane and others involved for your initiative!"

      Fiona Atkinson
      2017-03-15 08:21:34 +1300

      "Fantastic idea - i hope more people support it"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-15 03:07:15 +1300
      Alex Dyer
      2017-03-13 21:07:20 +1300

      "Great to see a project that will help provide more public transport and get people out of their cars. Good luck!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-13 20:49:06 +1300
      Tane Apanui
      2017-03-13 19:15:06 +1300

      "Thanks Kim "

      Adam Millen
      2017-03-13 16:37:41 +1300

      "I love the audacity of the plan. I hope you get it done!"

      Linda White
      2017-03-13 16:19:49 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-13 13:37:00 +1300

      "A great city like Chch needs this! "

      Dave Lane
      2017-03-13 11:24:12 +1300

      "This is our opportunity to build a city that's invested for the future."

      Beatrice Cheer
      2017-03-13 10:49:36 +1300

      "Great idea and needed ASAP with all those crazy northern subdivisions about to go ahead! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-13 08:55:43 +1300
      Paul Clutterbuck
      2017-03-13 00:41:13 +1300

      "Awesome mahi by a team in Canterbury, doing what the region has needed for over 6 years!!"

      Dave Compton-Moen
      2017-03-12 17:01:08 +1300
      Celyn Bennet
      2017-03-12 16:10:32 +1300
      Elisabeth Nielson
      2017-03-12 15:13:17 +1300

      "Grew up in Ashley, always reckoned commuter trains were needed. Live in Lower Hutt now, love commuting by train. Go the Train!"

      Andrew Couper
      2017-03-12 14:27:53 +1300

      "It's great that you've taken the initiative here as there's not enough from local or central government currently."

      Angela Nolan
      2017-03-12 13:03:06 +1300
      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 23/04/2017 at 8:00 PM.