5 Mar 2009

$22b transport plan drafted for Auckland

3:02 pm on 5 March 2009

A $22 billion draft plan has been drawn up to improve the transport network in Auckland over the next 20 to 30 years.

The draft is being issued for public consultation by the Auckland Regional Transport Agency.

Electrification of the rail network by 2013, completion of the western ring route and a new transport network for East Auckland are some of the top priorities for completion within 10 years at an estimated cost of $10 billion.

A rail link across the Waitemata harbour is envisaged in 20 to 30 years and an inner-city underground rail loop.

The price of the list for the next 20 to 30 years is $22 billion.