Archive for the ‘City Rail Link’ Category

Progress On City Rail Link

Progress On City Rail Link

This site has been a strong supporter of the City Rail Link. While the Government remains lukewarm to it, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and other interested...

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Big Boys Toys Trip Far From Boring

Big Boys Toys Trip Far From Boring

Mayor Len Brown leaves for Shanghai on Thursday for a trip that has the potential to push the much-wanted Auckland City Rail Link project one step further. He’s...

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How Mayor Will Fund City Rail Link & Rates

How Mayor Will Fund City Rail Link & Rates

Auckland Mayor Len Brown this afternoon outlined how he expects the CBD rail link –which he calls essential – to be funded. He expects the Government to pay...

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Business Support For Rail, Port Concerns

Business Support For Rail, Port Concerns

Auckland City Centre’s business association today threw its full support behind Mayor Brown’s campaign for a City Rail Link. But at the same time, it...

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How Auckland Will Pay For It

How Auckland Will Pay For It

The grand draft Auckland Plan  envisages new infrastructure such as a CBD Rail Link and harbour tunnel as  essential – but once again comes the thorny issue...

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CBD Link Funding Take 2

CBD Link Funding Take 2

Auckland Council is planning another assault on the Government to get it to buy into the CBD rail link of National Significance. A revised business case seeking...

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Officials Cast Doubt On Rail Benefits

Officials Cast Doubt On Rail Benefits

In the minds of public servants, the jury is still out on whether rail upgrades for Auckland have boosted Auckland’s economy and are worth the money in economic...

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CBD Link & Urban Renewal

CBD Link & Urban Renewal

I recently wrote that one of the tragedies behind the Government’s refusal to approve the CBD TaniwhaLink is that it further delays much needed resurgence in needed...

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CBD Rail Link Sacred Topic

CBD Rail Link Sacred Topic

Update Horotiu discovers Twitter – his feed __ Thank goodness for that. Even if the Government had approved the CBD rail link it wouldn’t have been able...

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Way Forward For Rail Link

Way Forward For Rail Link

Demonstrating a commitment to resolving current and emerging CBD access issues, for example by improving bus operations and addressing capacity issues is being suggested...

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Hamilton Plan Shows Brit Is Chocka

Hamilton Plan Shows Brit Is Chocka

The illogical thinking in the Government slamming of the CBD Rail Link case is highlighted in the argument that Britomart is not going to reach capacity. Putting...

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Rail Decision “Major Setback”

Rail Decision “Major Setback”

Auckland Council transport committee chair Mike Lee today labelled the Government rejection of the CBD rail link proposal “a major set back for Auckland.” He...

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Playing With Figures

Playing With Figures

One of the most astonishing things I have noticed since running this blog has been the indecent playing around with projections, often using the latest fashionable...

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Transport Ministry “Explain” Their Decision

Transport Ministry “Explain” Their Decision

Below is the Ministry of Transport “explanation” of its rejection of the CBD business case. The proposed Auckland City Centre Rail Link is a 3.5 km double...

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Rail Loop: The Auckland Case

Rail Loop: The Auckland Case

Below is the full independent review of the CBD rail link business case for the project commissioned by Auckland Council and Auckland Transport. Unlike the Government-ordered...

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Chinese Interest In CBD Loop

Chinese Interest In CBD Loop

There have already been approaches from Chinese interests about being involved in the CBD rail loop project. That was revealed today during the Auckland Council’s...

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CBD Loop: More “Get Lost” Talk

CBD Loop: More “Get Lost” Talk

The Government has yet to formally respond to the business case for the CBD link, released last week, yet continues to tell Aucklanders to forget it. Minister of...

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Watch Len Brown’s News Conference

Watch Len Brown’s News Conference

Auckland Mayor Len Brown told a packed news conference this afternoon that the CBD rail loop, which he campaigned on, will turn Auckland into the world’s most...

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New Mayor Firm About Rail Plans

New Mayor Firm About Rail Plans

Auckland’s new mayor told his historic inauguration ceremony in the Auckland Town Hall tonight that he and the council will “fix Auckland’s transport...

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