mattwnz:nate:CYaBro:?I do feel sorry for those that got stuck on the train with no communication from a conductor or whoever, that was pretty slack. However if what the train company says is true and a lot of the problems were caused by people using the emergency buttons or letting off fire extinguishers then you can't blame them for that.
The organisers never thought, "hey what happens if someone does the above things?" ?(no contingency?plans?). ?They had plenty of notice and time to prepare and they stuffed up, big time.
The public did as they were told and utilised public transport - Veolia GM?Graham Siberry should be sacked.
Although the ultimate responsibility is the minister in charge of the world cup. I was disappointed he didn't even apologize. After Wellingtons game went so smoothly, albeit the stadium wasn't full(likely due to the high ticket pricing), it certainly should have have had the bulk of the games in Wellington including the opening and closing ceremonies. It is NZs second largest stadium and is probably the only city in NZ with a public transport system that actually works properly (apart form teh rail upgrade problems).
The games in the world cup don't really start to get good until the quarters. Hope we don't get knocked out again in the quarters.
gosh some people have really short memories. Wellingtons trains failed miserably at the sevens in 2010. I'd also like to see how the captial would cope with 100K people on the train network...