Light rail is much more than a transport project. It’s a step towards a better future for Auckland.

Light rail is much more than a transport project. It’s a step towards a better future for Auckland. This is a foundation for future growth and development that will enable our communities, economy and environment to thrive.

The Ministry of Transport, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, Kāinga Ora and Mana Whenua are working side by side on the Auckland Light Rail project to look at how light rail can work best for the city.

Our priority is to deliver light rail between the city centre and Māngere.

What we’re doing right now

Auckland Light Rail is partnering with Mana Whenua and developing a business case so the Government can make a decision at the end of the year about the route, mode and delivery entity for the project.

Over July and August 2021, the team has been engaging with Aucklanders to get their views. The feedback received will be used to create an engagement report to be issued to the Minister of Transport at the end of September alongside the Light Rail business case and recommendations.


Working with locals

We engaged three local artists to do live creations of light rail art at our community events. Unfortunately COVID-19 Alert Level 4 meant the third event could not go ahead – but that didn’t stop us or our artist! Enjoy this time lapse video of our third artwork being created, with the bonus of commentary from the artist, Jonny4Higher.

Art for ALR


Investing in high capacity, high quality, rapid transit is critical to developing a modern, connected city which supports improved and new public spaces, homes, shops and community facilities. Connecting to buses, ferries, trains and walking and cycling, means people living along the route don’t have to rely on cars to travel to the places they want to go to.



We’re inviting kids to imagine what their neighbourhood or city will look like in the future with modern, frequent and environmentally friendly light rail to get around, and send us a drawing of it.



We have some helpful resources to keep you informed. This includes our brochure in nine languages, an indicative route map and more.