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Old train carriages heading to the dump

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Train carriages that were once used to transport people in Wellington are now being buried, never to be seen again.
Fifty old Ganz Mavag train carriages are being sent to the Southern landfill in Wellington over the next month.
The trains ran from the 1980s to 2016, when they were replaced with the modern Matangi units.
Greater Wellington Regional Council manager of rail operations Angus Gabara said the carriages had been stripped for scrap metal, but the body contained asbestos inside the walls.
One carriage remained in tact and had been gifted to the National Railway Museum in Christchurch.
Earlier this year, Rail and Maritime Transport Union secretary Wayne Butson said he was appalled the Ganz Mavag trains would likely end up at the dump, saying they should be repurposed.

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  1. Yeah, they were pretty old and it’s not like they are short of trains or anything. It’s also good to get rid of them cause they are less efficient.

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