A few days ago, what's speculated to be one of the first NZ commuter wholecars was painted in a day time run up (while passengers were on board) and completed in a timely 8 minutes at Baldwin Ave station in Auckland.
The train bound for Britomart was hit at approx. 4.45pm on Sunday, in broad daylight by a group of 8-12 graffiti artists. One artist allegedly pulled an emergency tag on the outside of the carriage, which halted the train from continuing service, allowing them to spray paint the entire of train (from the station facing side) while passengers remained stationary inside the vehicle.
The driver locked the locomotive's doors in order to keep passengers safe while police were called, but the offenders had vanished from the yard before police arrived.
The artists signed off their work with, 'Outcasts - till death'.