Part of The City Rail Link Series
Debate on the City Rail Link continues with figures and all sorts coming out from both sides coin.
VOAKL will cut right down the middle and rely an article from Stuff on 63% of Aucklanders apparently supporting the CRL
It is time for a discussion and VOAKL will provide one – for everyone with a VIEW
So how many Aucklanders do support the City Rail Link? Well apparently some 63% of Aucklanders support the CRL – which would include me (in principle as my CRL Debate Series shows) and 29% opposing the mega project.
According to Research New Zealand, 63 per cent of Aucklanders surveyed are in favour of the link, while 29 per cent were against it and eight percent didn’t care.
That is good to know
As for the National Government, oh they will still sign the cheque (if they are in power at the time) just not when some expect it
However I would support the government here:
Again from Stuff:
Brown is relying on the government to fund half of the project but the National government has been shying away from an agreement and rejected a business case in 2010.
Then again I did ask the question about our CRL business case after the disasters in the UK and The Netherlands with their dodgy rail business cases leading to some spectacular Rail Fallacies.
Our resident Prude – the Mayor did say thing right though:
One more time from Stuff:
“Common misconceptions that the benefits won’t be felt beyond the central city are finally being dispelled and we can now move to an educated debate on how we pay for this and a number of other major infrastructure projects necessary to get our city moving.”
Well HELLO – MISS THE TRAIN ON THAT ONE LEN? Sheesh VOAKL has been busy since its inception writing up (independent) commentary, analysis, and information pitches on the CRL as Auckland Council and Auckland Transport were doing a useless job at it – and still are. The VOAL City Rail Link Series will continue until the last station is open on the staged CRL project and our trains and passengers moving through it.
Ah well: moving along