Opinion

Is light rail worth having at all?

David Greig
Thu, 28 Jan 2021

David Greig
Thu, 28 Jan 2021
In November last year the Auditor-General raised questions about the procurement process for light rail in Auckland.  But a more fundamental question is whether light rail is worth having at all.Light rail typically consists of articulated tramcars operating within cities on streets, rights-of-way or overhead structures. The vehicles and the infrastructure are normally lighter than traditional “heavy” rail.In Auckland the idea was developed by Auckland Transport and later picked up by Labour for its 2017 manifesto. It was for a...

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