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Missing station 

A Raumatí raíl statíon has dropped off the regional councíl's long-term p1an,leavíng a group pushíng for the facílíty incensed.

 A spokesperson for the- Raumatí Publíc Transport Actíon Group, Lyn- dy McIntyre, saíd members were "campaígníng on a11 fronts", follow- íng the release of Greater Wellíngton Regíonal Councíl's long-term p1an document.

Bíllboards had gone up, postcards

senťto regíonal councíl chaírwoman Fran Wí1de, a submissíon on the p1an prepared, and a websíte launched: www.raumatistation.com .

"Raumatí statíon has been part of

Greater Wellington's p1 ans for many

years, íncludíng the last 10-year

p1an, the Western Corrídor P1an, and the Regíonal Land Transport Pro- gramme As such ít should be

íncluded ín the base case of the regíonal raíl p1an, unless there has been a decísíon to remove ít from planníng. No such dedision has been madēby the regíonal council," said Ms McIntyre, also a Kapíti Coast Distríct councíllor.

 She saíd gíven GW had agreed to consíder the new statíon after the doublé tráckin añd électrфяt^ñn,oі, thé x^aí1' líñe ťo Waıkanaeád been 

Actíon: Lyndy Mclntyre wants the

Raurnatì raíl statíon back on agenda. 

completed, and agreed to ensure the double tracking work could accom- mođate the statíon, "ìt doesn't made sense to leave Raumatí statíon out of the long term planníng process".

 Your browser may not support display of this image.The group's websíte would be officially launched í n a few weeks. It ēnabled the actíon group "to buíld supporters and keep gettíng news


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