18 Jan 2024

Christchurch councils stand behind light rail proposal

From Morning Report, 7:25 am on 18 January 2024

Councils in the Christchurch region are hoping to keep their light rail proposal alive, despite the axing of a similar project in Tamaki Makaurau-Auckland in recent days. 

Plans to introduce light rail to Auckland has been binned by the coalition government, blaming cost blow outs and extensive delays.

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Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

Christchurch is designing a mass rapid transit plan - including a possible light rail route.

Niva Chittock looks at what the Government's decision means for Otautahi's proposal.