AT appointed a technical advisor to process light rail investigations.
19 October 2015
The AT Board decided on the light rail route through the city centre. It approved Customs Street as the route connecting light rail from the isthmus to Wynyard Quarter.
The board considered 2 options for the route; Queen/Quay or Queen/Customs. There were pros and cons including the co-location of an LRT stop with Britomart Station or having a vehicle free civic space when it is created following the CRL works.
The AT Board decided that the Queen/Customs option best meets the city’s transport needs. It allows better local and regional traffic movement, will have less environmental effect, is shorter, will be quicker and more economical to build. It also approved future proofing the CRL structures to accommodate light rail in Lower Queen Street if required in the future.
The Board decision provides clarity for other AT and Council projects in the area that will now be able to progress their investigation and design.
AT presented to Auckland Council on the City Rail Link's progress and the investigation into light rail.
23 January 2015
Read the media release: Investigating alternative transport options.