After many years of lobbying, the [ONEHUNGA TRAIN STATION] has finally opened and couldn't have come sooner. We decided to try it out and explore the historic village of Onehunga. The train was full of eager patrons as it pulled out of Britomart train station, passing through Newmarket, Remuera, Greenland and Ellerslie - it when you pull out of Ellerslie train station that you have to avert your eyes from the window so watch a video on your iPad and/or read a good book. The view is horrific and we can only hope that something will be done to improve the landscape along this stretch of industrial mayhem.
The area around [ONEHUNGA TRAIN STATION] is not any better but there is hope, we have been told that a New World Metro will rise here and this will be followed by apartments and other retail. Onehunga is a lovely village full of quaint little gems, great coffee bars and amazing vintage book stores. One can only imagine that within a decade this little historic quarter will rival the likes of Ponsonby. All in all it was a great day out and we can't wait to return to Onehunga in order to continue our adventure.