24 Jul 2018

A bigger, better City Rail Link for Auckland?

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 24 July 2018


A sign on Victoria Street, Auckland, where work on the City Rail Link project is already under way.

Photo: RNZ / Todd Niall


Public transport advocates are throwing their support behind a proposal to expand the capacity of the Auckland City Rail Link. The Mayor Phil Goff says rocketing demand for public transport mean it will be cheaper to prepare for a rise in passenger numbers now than to try and retro-fit underground tunnels and platforms later.

Patrick Reynolds from Greater Auckland and Jon Reeves from the Campaign for Better Transport join Kathryn to talk through the extended proposal and how hard it will be to fund.