I generally ride the train downtown in the mornings, and take the bus home in the evenings.
Wellington Metro trains are so very old. Yesterday on my way into town (ironically on the bus - long story) I was talking to a long time wellintonian about the arrival of new cars on the Johnsonville line (my line) I was wondering why they were replacing perfectly serviceable trains abet old.
He informed me that recently Kiwi Rail approached a local museum to offer to refurbish one of their cars on display.
Of course there is a catch.
They needed to put the car in service for a few years as there is a shortage of cars and spare parts to operate them.
The museum piece was too tempting to pass up all its spare parts laying there unused for 20 years or so.
New cars are on the way they are wider but I expect still will not have any leg room.