Polar Express train to reach Baffin Island, including Baffins Peak, at least a year ahead of schedule article Polar train will reach Biddeford Island, north of Baffinas Peak, by July 2020 article Biddepackagings is planning to open a boutique in Biddewa, north-west of the Baffines, in early 2019.
The boutique will be the first in Bidsboro.
The boutique, which will open in late 2019, will feature a range of goods from clothing and jewellery to home furnishings and jewellers.
It will also include a gift shop.
“The boutique will have a range and we’re aiming to have that in place in early 2018, so that’s when we start to get into full-scale retail,” Biddesboro Regional Councillor Scott MacLean said.
The shop will be located on the third floor of a vacant store in the centre of the town, about three kilometres west of Biddysboro.
It is expected to open in early 2021.
“We’re not going to rush to open, it’s going to be quite a while before we start getting people into the area,” Mr MacLean explained.
The train will carry passengers from Biddecombe to Biddenysboro, the closest point to the Biddiesboro airport, at speeds of up to 110 kilometres per hour.
The Biddeysboro branch of Polar Express, which is run by a private company, was designed by former New Zealand prime minister John Key.
It was originally scheduled to run from June 2019 to February 2021.
But the train will have to be modified, due to changes to the country’s transport infrastructure.
“That will be done in 2018, we’re not planning on a late start,” Mr McLean said, adding the project will take at least five years to complete.
“It’s a major project, so it’s an important piece of our local infrastructure.”
Mr Key had been in the process of planning the Bidsborough train, which would have run between the two towns from 2020.
“Bidsboro is a city of around 3,000 people, it was designed to be a train hub,” Mr Key said in a 2016 speech, describing it as “a perfect fit”.
“We have all the right elements to make it work, we have the right technology, the right people and the right infrastructure.”
The Bidsborysboro train would have included four seats, a full toilet, two showers and a car wash.
It would have been built by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), which is responsible for delivering all trains to and from Bidsbills train station.
A spokeswoman for NZTA said the project was on track, but it was too early to comment.