7 Jul 2023

Opposition won't support new rail routes

From Morning Report, 7:48 am on 7 July 2023

An inquiry from Parliament's transport committee has recommended officials begin feasibility studies into four North Island rail routes -- a proposal opposition parties say they won't be supporting.

The four rail services being considered are Auckland to Wellington, Auckland to Tauranga, Napier to Wellington, plus an extension of the Capital Connection from Palmerston North to Feilding.

National Party transport spokesperson Simeon Brown spoke to Corin Dann.