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
    2017-03-12 12:27:10 +1300

    "Worth a shot"

    Jane Huggins
    2017-03-12 11:31:06 +1300

    "Thanks for taking the initiative and best of luck."

    Peggy Nobes
    2017-03-12 11:17:22 +1300
    Kathryn
    2017-03-12 10:17:45 +1300
    Rochelle Savage
    2017-03-12 10:09:39 +1300

    "The traffic is getting worse from North Canterbury. Plus you can work or read on a train (2 hrs of additional work)."

    Arron Perriam
    2017-03-12 05:41:20 +1300

    "Tremendous idea and great initiative by Tane. You have our support. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-11 22:55:23 +1300

    "Would be amazing for North Canterbury!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-11 21:45:58 +1300

    "Great that someone is trying to get some traction on this."

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-11 20:33:53 +1300

    "Finally!!! Come on north Canterbury! We need to support this. It's the elephant in the room and authorities have hands over their eyes. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-11 19:45:11 +1300
    Paddy Kennedy
    2017-03-11 19:06:51 +1300
    Brendon Harre
    2017-03-11 18:53:49 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-11 18:44:10 +1300
    Jesse
    2017-03-11 18:25:25 +1300
    Rosalee Jenkin
    2017-03-11 18:03:38 +1300

    "Commuter rail for Canterbury is SO overdue!"

    Jonathan Sibbles
    2017-03-11 16:33:04 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-11 14:47:12 +1300

    "Commuter rail for Canterbury is SO overdue! This is a very exciting prospect - thanks for taking the initiative, Tane!"

    Frank Spiewack
    2017-03-11 14:34:37 +1300

    "Great idea. Let's make his happen!"

    Jimmy
    2017-03-11 10:42:34 +1300
    Jaya Mangalam Gibson
    2017-03-11 10:07:51 +1300
    Andy Rennie
    2017-03-11 09:01:11 +1300
    Paul Finch
    2017-03-11 08:28:52 +1300

    "Get in and support community action. "

    Kathryn Whitehead
    2017-03-11 07:36:15 +1300

    "What an awesome concept! Have you considered larger individual pledge options? "

    Max Middleton
    2017-03-10 23:34:18 +1300
    Kimberley Seaward
    2017-03-10 22:23:24 +1300
    Andrew Dorgan
    2017-03-10 22:15:08 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-03-10 21:50:59 +1300
    Kevin Prince
    2017-03-10 21:47:58 +1300
    Maree Hazeldine
    2017-03-10 21:12:22 +1300
    Ali Jones
    2017-03-10 21:06:49 +1300

    "This is awesome! Get cars AND buses off the roads. Stop spending hundreds of millions on building roads. Use what we already have. "

    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
      2017-03-12 12:27:10 +1300

      "Worth a shot"

      Jane Huggins
      2017-03-12 11:31:06 +1300

      "Thanks for taking the initiative and best of luck."

      Peggy Nobes
      2017-03-12 11:17:22 +1300
      Kathryn
      2017-03-12 10:17:45 +1300
      Rochelle Savage
      2017-03-12 10:09:39 +1300

      "The traffic is getting worse from North Canterbury. Plus you can work or read on a train (2 hrs of additional work)."

      Arron Perriam
      2017-03-12 05:41:20 +1300

      "Tremendous idea and great initiative by Tane. You have our support. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-11 22:55:23 +1300

      "Would be amazing for North Canterbury!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-11 21:45:58 +1300

      "Great that someone is trying to get some traction on this."

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-11 20:33:53 +1300

      "Finally!!! Come on north Canterbury! We need to support this. It's the elephant in the room and authorities have hands over their eyes. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-11 19:45:11 +1300
      Paddy Kennedy
      2017-03-11 19:06:51 +1300
      Brendon Harre
      2017-03-11 18:53:49 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-11 18:44:10 +1300
      Jesse
      2017-03-11 18:25:25 +1300
      Rosalee Jenkin
      2017-03-11 18:03:38 +1300

      "Commuter rail for Canterbury is SO overdue!"

      Jonathan Sibbles
      2017-03-11 16:33:04 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-11 14:47:12 +1300

      "Commuter rail for Canterbury is SO overdue! This is a very exciting prospect - thanks for taking the initiative, Tane!"

      Frank Spiewack
      2017-03-11 14:34:37 +1300

      "Great idea. Let's make his happen!"

      Jimmy
      2017-03-11 10:42:34 +1300
      Jaya Mangalam Gibson
      2017-03-11 10:07:51 +1300
      Andy Rennie
      2017-03-11 09:01:11 +1300
      Paul Finch
      2017-03-11 08:28:52 +1300

      "Get in and support community action. "

      Kathryn Whitehead
      2017-03-11 07:36:15 +1300

      "What an awesome concept! Have you considered larger individual pledge options? "

      Max Middleton
      2017-03-10 23:34:18 +1300
      Kimberley Seaward
      2017-03-10 22:23:24 +1300
      Andrew Dorgan
      2017-03-10 22:15:08 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-03-10 21:50:59 +1300
      Kevin Prince
      2017-03-10 21:47:58 +1300
      Maree Hazeldine
      2017-03-10 21:12:22 +1300
      Ali Jones
      2017-03-10 21:06:49 +1300

      "This is awesome! Get cars AND buses off the roads. Stop spending hundreds of millions on building roads. Use what we already have. "

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