Northport rail spur faces cost pressures

Northport rail spur faces cost pressures
A render of Northport's proposed expansion plans, including a floating dry dock. (Image: Northport)
Oliver Lewis
KiwiRail has acquired about two-thirds of the land needed to connect Northport to the rail network, although the project is likely facing cost pressures.The government included funding for the nearly 20-kilometre rail spur, connecting the port at Marsden Point to the North Auckland rail line near Oakleigh, south of Whangārei, as part of a $700 million allocation to improve transport infrastructure in Northland.The improvements are part of the New Zealand Upgrade Programme, a multibillion-dollar work programme announced by the coalition governme...

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