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The case against light rail

David Greig
Fri, 08 Oct 2021

Light rail risks lengthy disruption during construction. (Image: AT)
David Greig
Fri, 08 Oct 2021
In his final media column, the late Sir Michael Cullen said the proposed Auckland light rail link from the CBD to the airport was a good example of adopting solutions before defining the problem.The rationale had moved between urban development and serving the airport, he said.“Nobody can make the light rail project have a positive benefit-cost ratio, whatever heroic assumptions about inner city redevelopment are made.”He pointed to the lengthy disruption the building project would cause and said it looked like an idea whose ti...

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