The Wellington Regional Council has heard the interim results of the survey by Raumati Railway Station Group — now let’s hope the newly elected members are ready to act.
The group, represented by Cheryll Read, John Grundy and myself, asked the Council to give Raumati people ‘a fair go’ in terms of building them a station.The Council members responded favourably to the news of the possibility that a Raumati station could have 177 new peak-time commuters, matching the figures for Paekakariki. And the survey shows there could be 111 new commuters from Raumati and with the housing development where the new road was planned, there could be 66 extra users at peak time.
There are 151 current users saying they would prefer to go to a Raumati station, and 33 people not using the train now who say they will use it if it is built.
Here are the detailed results of the survey:
Raumati Station Users’ Survey
(Just some of the results; we will continue our research and hope to present a fuller case another time.)
Designers: Raumati Transport Group with input by Wellington Regional staff.
Survey conducted: 12/03/2013 – 11/09/2013
Publicity: Flyers in mailboxes, emails to Raumati residents, press release in Kapiti Observer, Kapiti Independent and Kapiti News.
Number of Respondents: 208 (from Raumati: 185)
Respondents’ average number of return trips per month: 8.1
Which station would you use if a Raumati Station existed?: 184 Raumati, 8 Paekakariki, 6 Paraparaumu, remainder not train users or using other distant stops.