Transport

Politics scuttled light rail in Auckland before, will it happen again?

Brent Melville
Fri, 26 Mar 2021

Proposed light rail through Mt Roskill. Source: Jasmax
Brent Melville
Fri, 26 Mar 2021
The Ministry of Transport (MoT) is planning on resurrecting Auckland's failed light rail project, but former Auckland Transport (AT) chair Lester Levy is concerned politics may again cause its failure to launch.In 2017, Labour made several election promises, including building a light rail line to run between the Auckland CBD and Mt Roskill and to extend that to the airport within a decade.But four years later not a single light rail track has been laid. This comes after the Labour-led coalition government scuttled the project last June due...

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