Catching the train to work
Posted on 06:53, January 9th, 2009 by Anita
Yesterday I caught the train to work; I live in Wellington, I’m working in Palmerston North a couple of days a week.
On the trip I had breakfast, did an hour’s work, read and wrote some email, wrote a post, and did some good stretches. It cost less than the petrol would have done, it got me to PN in a comparable time, and in heaps of time for my first meeting.
That service exists solely because of public intervention, it runs on publicly owned rolling stock on publicly owned track.
As I whizzed through the countryside in the sunshine I wondered two things