But surely there is a tipping point. How much worse does the Southern have to get before people say, I'll take the train. Especially if you had a job that you could say knock off four hours of work on the actual commute, then attend for four hours and then go home?
The Southern has improved of recent times and with more to come, though to be fair the new development near the Ararimu may negate some of the gains.
P.S I'm only talking south of Manukau as I rarely travel north of there on the SH1.