Wham, bam, goodbye Auckland trams

Wham, bam, goodbye Auckland trams
Tram 466, not pulling its weight, will head to Motat next year. (Image: supplied)
Brent Melville
Auckland council will dismantle its 1.5 kilometre dockline tram on its waterfront next year after less than 10 years in operation – making way for upmarket apartments at the premium end of town.  To be fair, the vintage trams, sourced in Melbourne, have scarcely been operational during that time as residential and commercial development took over in Wynyard Quarter.Now, city development agency Eke Panuku has pulled the pin altogether, blaming lack of interest and the cost of operating them.It plans to package up the trams, the depot...

More Infrastructure

EU-NZ FTA could boost offshore wind and clean energy investment
Infrastructure

EU-NZ FTA could boost offshore wind and clean energy investment

The EU FTA might help offshore wind, but more will be needed, Giacomo Caleffi argues.

Dileepa Fonseka 23 May 2024
Logs and cruise bolster earnings for Napier Port
Infrastructure

Logs and cruise bolster earnings for Napier Port

The port benefited from its new wharf, achieving a record cruise season.

Oliver Lewis 22 May 2024
Infratil has $800m to play with
Infrastructure

Infratil has $800m to play with

Digital assets including One NZ and data centres dominated earnings for Infratil.

Experts to review Scott Base plan
Infrastructure

Experts to review Scott Base plan

The panel includes former fraud office chief Adam Feeley and RCP director Waren Warfield.

Oliver Lewis 21 May 2024