Infrastructure BIMS

$200m to restore Stratford-Okahukura line

Gavin Evans
Tue, 15 Dec 2020

Gavin Evans
Tue, 15 Dec 2020
Restoring the alternative north-south rail link around National Park may cost $200 million, KiwiRail told the government last month.The Stratford-to-Okahukura line, shut since a derailment in 2009, is among the company’s strategic priorities and was listed among potential future investments in a briefing for incoming ministers.As well as being the only alternative rail link should the main trunk line through National Park ever be shut by a natural disaster, it could also be a commercial opportunity for dairy giant Fonterra, forestry compa...

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