Your Views

Have your say on the issues of the day

Should electric trains be a priority for Auckland?

217 comments
Electric carriages at Wellington Railway Station. Photo / Mark Mitchell
Electric carriages at Wellington Railway Station. Photo / Mark Mitchell

KiwiRail has set the bogies rolling for its $500 million purchase of sleek electric trains for Auckland, telling international suppliers it wants to close a deal by this time next year.

It also wants the trains capable of operating up the steep grade of a 3km central Auckland rail tunnel.

A preferred route has been chosen for a $1 billion-plus project between Britomart and Mt Eden via Albert St and Karangahape Rd, although a business case has yet to be made for funding.

Should electric trains be a priority for Auckland?

Have your say

We aim to have healthy debate. But we won't publish comments that abuse others. View commenting guidelines.

1200 characters left

Sort by
  • Oldest

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_n2 at 30 Jul 2014 15:23:50 Processing Time: 501ms