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Auckland needs city rail link - experts

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Latest Auckland News | Friday November 23 2012 13:12

Auckland needs city rail link - experts

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In the eyes of infrastructure experts, Auckland desperately needs the proposed city rail link.

A draft report by transport engineers Sinclair Knight Merz says in terms of existing roads, by 2021 most bus networks near and in the city centre will be at capacity or overloaded, and traffic slowing to 8km/h.

New Zealand Council for Infrastructure chief executive Stephen Selwood says if nothing is done, people will be deterred from moving to Auckland.

He says by international standards Auckland is a small city, and already out of its depth.

"For us to be suffering the level of congestion that we do across the city, and certainly accessing the city centre, is abnormal for a city this size."

Stephen Selwood says it will take a collective approach and suggests small motorway charges be put in place to act as a disincentive for people driving their cars at peak times.

Photo: NZ Herald

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