Auckland's $14.6b light rail option unveiled

Auckland's $14.6b light rail option unveiled
On the road again, light rail option to airport. (Image: Supplied)
Brent Melville
The preferred option for Auckland’s airport rapid transit is tunnelled light rail that will cost $14.6 billion to construct. The design, essentially a hybrid light rail and light metro option, has been presented to cabinet as the recommended solution of three shortlisted options by the Auckland light rail team. That team was set up in March by transport minister Michael Wood to help reboot the city’s stalled transit programme and is headed by former Manukau council chief executive Leigh Auton. It includes representati...

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