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Te Huia Commences Service

The first public runs of the Te Huia service between Frankton and Papakura stations

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Heading through Ngaruawahia, train 101 crosses Kainui Road a few minutes from the next stop

6 April 2021

DFB 7077 brings train 101 through Ngaruawahia en route to Frankton

6 April 2021

At Frankton station, passengers head home while DFB 7077 waits to return to Te Rapa

6 April 2021

The newly refurbished carriages sitting under the verandah at Frankton station

6 April 2021

SRV 5893 sits at the end of the train, while waiting to return to Te Rapa

6 April 2021

Finally after sunset, and the passage of trains MR8 and MP9, SRV 5893 leads the train back to the yard at Te Rapa. This is the only portion of the journey where the SRV is used in the lead, due to union concerns about crashworthiness at level crossings

6 April 2021

On board the first few services, gift bags were given out to passengers, containing a travel mug, pen, notepad and USB cable

7 April 2021

DFB 7295 stands at Rotokauri station with train 101, arriving slightly ahead of schedule despite being delayed at Amokura by a delayed Northern Explorer

7 April 2021

SRV 5993 brings up the rear of train 101 as it departs Rotokauri for Frankton

7 April 2021

With a longer 5-car set in tow, DFB 7295 leads train 104 through Pukekohe, the first Saturday Te Huia service. Initially, the service runs on selected Saturdays only due to track work in the Auckland area

17 April 2021

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