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Dozens of Wellington commuters were packed into a city-bound train this morning, with many forced to stand less than half a metre from others despite the Government's plea for Kiwis to practice social distancing.
One regular commuter told the Herald he boarded the Hutt Valley Line train bound for Wellington's CBD at 7.20am from Pomare Station.
However, to his shock he said passengers were being squeezed into two carriages.
The man, who did not wish to be named, said packing passengers into just two carriages during rush hour was "insane" and a risk to public safety as the nation prepares for a lockdown to fight Covid-19.
"Most of the people are really concerned about the pandemic because the Government is saying you have to keep a distance of one or two metres," he said.
"We don't know if someone on the train had the virus. We don't know that the person sitting next to me doesn't have the virus.
"They should be concerned about keeping the public safe. They were squeezing people into two carriages."
This article first appeared on www.nzherald.co.nz
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