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Simeon Brown: 'There's More To Deliver' Now Light Rail Has Been Scrapped

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 15 Jan 2024, 8:50AM
Artist impression of light rail on Ian McKinnon Drive heading towards Dominion Rd. Photo / Supplied
Artist impression of light rail on Ian McKinnon Drive heading towards Dominion Rd. Photo / Supplied

Simeon Brown: 'There's More To Deliver' Now Light Rail Has Been Scrapped

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 15 Jan 2024, 8:50AM

The Transport Minister says the Government has other transport plans for Auckland.

It's formally scrapped the $15-billion Auckland Light Rail project after estimates that the cost of the project could blow out to almost $30-billion.

Nearly 230-million-dollars has been spent on it in six years and not a single metre of track's been laid.

Minister Simeon Brown told Tim Dower they need to invest in better rapid bus transit in the city.

He says there's more to deliver - the eastern busway and the north-western rapid transit, which is Auckland's next major priority after the CRL.

 

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