South Island gets uppity about Auckland transport plans.

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Re: South Island gets uppity about Auckland transport plans.

Postby PertHJ » Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:22 pm

Thought I'd bump this thread rather than mess up theUBER thread with PT talk

https://www.national.org.nz/news/news/media-releases/detail/2016/01/27/Government-to-move-forward-on-City-Rail-Link

The Government will work with Auckland Council to bring forward the start date of the City Rail Link (CRL), Associate Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced today.

The Government is also working to formalise its funding commitment from 2020, which the Council has indicated would allow construction of the main works to start in 2018, at least two years sooner than currently envisaged.

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“The Government has agreed to work with Auckland Council to bring forward the business plan and formalise our funding commitment from 2020, providing the joint business plan with the Council appropriately addresses project risks around costs, construction and operation,” Mr Joyce says.

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The 3.4 kilometre underground train line will run from Britomart station in downtown Auckland through the CBD to connect with the existing western line at Mt Eden station.

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“It will double the capacity of Auckland’s rail network, provide two new stations in the central city and benefit commuters whose travel times will be reduced significantly. For example, Auckland Transport estimates that a commuter travelling between Henderson and the planned Aotea Station will save on average 17 minutes per trip,” Mr Bridges says.

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Re: South Island gets uppity about Auckland transport plans.

Postby PertHJ » Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:50 pm

Looking forward to more news on airport link

https://at.govt.nz/projects-roadworks/airport-and-mangere-rail/



Plans for light-rail being put (back) down dominion road are pretty cool too
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Re: South Island gets uppity about Auckland transport plans.

Postby Subcide » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:18 pm

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Re: South Island gets uppity about Auckland transport plans.

Postby Red_switch » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:37 am

It's a lot to do with JK needing a way to undermine Phil Goff's aspirations. But the end result should be a good one.
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Re: South Island gets uppity about Auckland transport plans.

Postby akaxo » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:40 pm

pretty keen on being able to get a train instead of a bus to and from the airport
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Re: South Island gets uppity about Auckland transport plans.

Postby PertHJ » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:39 pm

I'm pretty keen as I'll have a train near my house
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Re: South Island gets uppity about Auckland transport plans.

Postby PertHJ » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:20 am

http://thespinoff.co.nz/28-01-2016/a-br ... st-funded/

National’s stance on public transport in Auckland lurched toward sanity yesterday, with an announcement it will fast-track funding for the City Rail Link. Prime Minister John Key’s promise to start work on the $2.5 billion dollar project by 2018 differs slightly from his party’s original position, which, paraphrased, was that it would rather seal a billion dollars inside a life-size gold statue of Kim Dotcom than build anything other than a motorway in Auckland.

Now the tables have turned, and all it has taken is years of mind-numbing public debate, countless studies, and almost universal public frustration at the party’s stubbornness. National MPs, once so proudly opposed, must pretend to agree with the rail-loving pinkos they despised. Given the turnaround, we decided to take a walk down memory lane, and revel in the times National’s grandees trashed the project they now promise to fund to the tune of more than a billion dollars.


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Re: South Island gets uppity about Auckland transport plans.

Postby PertHJ » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:29 am

Had no idea about Brownlee's Simpsons reference


(3.20min)

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Re: South Island gets uppity about Auckland transport plans.

Postby sticky » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:42 am

PertHJ wrote:Had no idea about Brownlee's Simpsons reference


(3.20min)

Kind of great, even if he is a complete douche



Shit that's funny as.


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