Government's endorsed option
Cabinet has met and endorsed tunnelled light rail for the City Centre to Māngere corridor. Considering the various options and trade-offs, tunnelled light rail holds:
- the optimal opportunity for high-capacity future-proofed transport that improves travel time and reliability;
- enables a more flexible alignment and unlocks significant urban benefit within the corridor;
- sets the stage for future network integration – including a new harbour crossing;
- and avoids overwhelming Queen Street and minimizes the extent of construction disruption.