1 Apr 2021

Government will be able to pull off light rail - Ardern

From Morning Report, 7:17 am on 1 April 2021

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the government will be able to deliver light rail, despite the project being given a "fresh start" after several years of work.

The project has gone back to the drawing board with the Transport Minister, Michael Wood announcing a new working group and giving it six months to come up with new plan on what it will look like, where it will be and how much it might cost.

Light rail for the city was Labour's flagship promise in 2017 but came to a screeching halt after New Zealand First refused to support it.

Jacinda Ardern told Corin Dann Auckland businesses and public transport advocates are in favour of a fresh start.