Auckland’s $1m-a-metre train set 'could cost $8b'

Auckland’s city rail link is likely to overrun cost estimates by billions of dollars, potentially leaving both ratepayers and taxpayers seriously out of pocket, a researcher warns.

The rail link, a project championed by Auckland mayor Len Brown, will be built in two 3.5km long, twin tunnels up to 45m below the city centre, starting from the Britomart station and connecting to the western rail line at Eden Terrace.


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