25 Jul 2018

The cost of the city rail link

From The Panel, 4:19 pm on 25 July 2018

Following on from yesterday's discussion about a proposal to expand Auckland's City Rail Link, today we are looking at the cost of the venture.

Listeners have sent in feedback about the figures being quoted, one wondering how millions more is needed to expand the project.

We speak to Stephen Selwood, Chief executive of Infrastructure NZ about why infrastructure costs can blow out so much and what the money goes towards.

A platform view of the proposed Karangahape Road station (artist's impression)

An artist's impression of the platform of the proposed Karangahape Road station Photo: Supplied