Frequently Asked Questions

Short List Options

What short list options have been put forward in the Indicative Business Case?

How was the short list identified?

Is there a recommended option?

What are the trade-offs between the options?

Why is Light Rail in a tunnel the recommended option?

Which option is least disruptive to construct?

What are the costs?

Would underground options be constructed with a trench and barriers along roads?

Does light rail deliver on carbon reduction?

Why has light rail (surface) on Sandringham Road been discounted?

Will you release the Indicative Business Case online?

Has integration with walking and cycling and buses been considered?

Has integration with future light rail lines (North West and North Shore) been considered?

Urban development

Why is urban development included in this project?

How will decisions be made about how areas might be developed and where will the development be?

When will people know if their property is affected?

How will you look after businesses that will be impacted by the project?

Next steps

When will an announcement be made?

What will the next steps be if light rail goes ahead?

How long will it take to deliver the project?

Is now the right time to be investing in projects like this?

Can one option be delivered faster than the others?

How will the community be involved in future phases?

How will Mana Whenua be represented in decision making?

Alternatives to light rail

What other modes have you assessed?

Are trackless trams a viable alternative?

Why not improve the bus rapid transport network?

What about more buses/ electric buses instead?

Would a spur line to the Airport from Puhinui work instead?

What about extending the Onehunga line to the Airport?

About light rail (light metro and modern tram)

How many passengers per day are expected on the light rail?

What is the difference in travel time between light metro and a modern tram?

How many stops or stations would light metro and modern trams have and where will they be?

Wouldn’t the fastest option be better for Auckland?

Will light metro be fully underground?

How is light rail different to heavy rail?

Route, stops and stations

How many people are currently living along the route?

How will you make a decision about Dominion Road or Sandringham Road?

Can I have a say on the location / design of stops/ stations?

Why do we need light rail to the airport if no one is flying anymore?

What are you considering when looking at the route light rail should take?

How many stops /stations would light rail have and where will they be?