'It didn't achieve much': Auckland light rail cancelled

'It didn't achieve much': Auckland light rail cancelled
Auckland light rail will live on as renders instead of physical infrastructure. (Image: ALR)
Oliver Lewis
The government has cancelled Auckland light rail, a contentious megaproject that was pitched as a development enabler and congestion killer.Former prime minister Jacinda Ardern promised light rail between Auckland central and the airport in 2017 after she assumed the leadership of the Labour party, picking up on previous plans by transport agency Auckland Transport, which had been working on light rail as a solution to bus congestion problems in the central city.The planning process was complicated by an unsolicited bid to fund and build light...

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