The new rail service from Hamilton to Auckland has been lauded for providing an important connection between the regions, but there are concerns about why it doesn’t drop passengers in the city, Newshub reports. The Te Huia service made its inaugural journey on Tuesday morning with around 80 passengers, despite the ability to carry up to 150. The $98 million investment connects Hamilton and Auckland with two peak hour services north each weekday morning. However, people have expressed concerns that the service stops at Papakura. In order to get into the city, passengers have to transfer to an hour-long commuter service. Waikato Regional Council plans to propose an additional interpeak service which will extend beyond Papakura into Auckland, and has begun consultation on the business case.