Archive for: CBD rail loop

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...

Read Full Story »

 
CBD Link: Rejection Report

CBD Link: Rejection Report

Below is the full Ministry of Transport and Treasury review of the Business Case for the proposed Auckland City Centre Rail Link. Ministry of Transport and Treasury...

Read Full Story »

 
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...

Read Full Story »

 
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...

Read Full Story »

 
Joyce Unconvinced By CBD Rail

Joyce Unconvinced By CBD Rail

The Government-ordered review of the Business Case for the CBD Rail Link concluded that the case for funding and building the rail link has not yet been made. And...

Read Full Story »

 
KiwiRail Boost But No Word On CBD Link

KiwiRail Boost But No Word On CBD Link

No mention of the Auckland CBD eail link in the Budget, announced this afternoon  -  but the Government is digging into its pockets for $250 million more for KiwiRail...

Read Full Story »

 
Greens Walking Train For Tunnel

Greens Walking Train For Tunnel

Greens’ transport spokesman Gareth Hughes this afternoon led a “walking train” of supporters to campaign for the CBD Rail Link tunnel. Greens walking...

Read Full Story »

 
Bad Look

Bad Look

The Mayor needs to get back on the trains. He is playing into the hands of the anti-rail critics who said his much-publicised trip on a train was a one-off PR stunt. This...

Read Full Story »

 
Council Seeks More Transport Money

Council Seeks More Transport Money

Auckland Council plans to tell the Transport Minister that Auckland’s transport system has suffered from under-investment over decades and Auckland’s contribution...

Read Full Story »

 
Key Wants Only “Realistic” Rail Plans

Key Wants Only “Realistic” Rail Plans

KEY: Rail plans have to be "realistic and necessary" John Key made it clear this afternoon that Auckland’s rail and other public transport plans...

Read Full Story »

 
Train Mayor Wants PT Use Doubled

Train Mayor Wants PT Use Doubled

Mayor Len Brown took the train from Papatoetoe this morning to Britomart – and says he wants public transport patronage doubled within the next ten years. Today...

Read Full Story »

 
Brisbane Has Its CBD Rail Plan Too

Brisbane Has Its CBD Rail Plan Too

Oh to be in an enlightened political environment like Brisbane’s. An $8 billion underground rail project, not unlike our CBD loop plan, has been put at the...

Read Full Story »

 
Len’s Christmas Wish

Len’s Christmas Wish

This is Mayor Brown’s Christmas card. It took me a few seconds to register the words on the front. All I want for Christmas is a city rail loop. Don’t...

Read Full Story »

 
CBD Rail: Govt MPs Run For Cover

CBD Rail: Govt MPs Run For Cover

The political battle lines are drawn. National MPs are running for cover instead of making a commitment on whether Auckland rail commuters can get a CBD rail link,...

Read Full Story »

 
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...

Read Full Story »

 
Brown: CBD Link In 7 Years

Brown: CBD Link In 7 Years

Auckland Mayor Len Brown this afternoon promised the CBD rail link will be operational in 7 years – if he has his way. And he told a news conference that he...

Read Full Story »

 
What’s In CBD Link Business Case

What’s In CBD Link Business Case

The CBD rail loop is the secret to “unlock Auckland’s strategic growth potential in many ways.” That’s the strong message in the much-anticipated...

Read Full Story »

 
CBD Link May Cost $2.3b

CBD Link May Cost $2.3b

The CBD Rail Link business case cost estimate ranges from $1.99bn to $2.38bn. The cost of the loop includes property acquisition  costs of about $230m. At today’s...

Read Full Story »

 
Congestion Charge the Answer?

Congestion Charge the Answer?

It’s interesting to note we’re not the only place struggling to contemplate new ways to fund infrastructure for public transport. An Australian engineering...

Read Full Story »

 
You Go Girl!

You Go Girl!

One of the most fascinating things about the new Auckland council is that those advocating strongly for rail and public transport are not just that strange leftie...

Read Full Story »

 
Key’s Encouraging Noises

Key’s Encouraging Noises

Encouraging noises from prime minister John Key this afternoon for Auckland’s rail dreams. In the wake of the landslide mandate for new mayor Len Brown to...

Read Full Story »

 
Roger’s Loop Proposal

Roger’s Loop Proposal

Reader Roger Kirk is proposing this as the CBD loop: “This is the loop I would like to see. As long as the ability to feed into the eventual north line is...

Read Full Story »

 
WWF Loop Protest

WWF Loop Protest

The day after the Auckland mayoral election result, environmental group WWF will set up a “construction site” in the Market Square to call on the Mayor...

Read Full Story »

 
Albert Park CBD Loop Pushed

Albert Park CBD Loop Pushed

Mayoral candidate Colin Craig not content with the suggestion pods are the answer to Auckland transport woes now is pushing an Albert Park inner city rail loop. He...

Read Full Story »

 
CBD Loop Not Yet On Agenda

CBD Loop Not Yet On Agenda

Transport Minister Steven Joyce says the CBD rail loop is not “off the government’s agenda” because it has never been “on the agenda.” He...

Read Full Story »