It seems a remarkable thing that the City Rail Link could have been started with no real consideration given to those who would be most affected.

I have immersed myself in the story for the past couple of months mainly because of the pleas from the businesses who, like me, could not work out why things had been allowed to get to where they had got to.

This was important not just because of the CRL, but for all major infrastructure projects that lie ahead - which, according to the Government, are many.

Part of the problem appeared to be

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