Continuing the revolution in transport funding with a major boost for rail

 

We're proud to be delivering a revolution in transport funding through increased investment in rail.

Today sees a Green light for more trains to create a more sustainable economy with reduced pollution and fewer deaths and injuries on our roads.

Every tonne of freight moved by rail instead of trucks reduces carbon emissions by 66%.

Rail will transform how people and goods move and live and will make people’s lives better.

Budget 2019 delivers

  Budget 2019 Page Number $ OPEX $ CAPEX
Auckland City Rail Link: To Improve Access To Employment And Education In Auckland Central 92   1.4bn
Begin The Process Of Replacing The Interisland Ferries To Support A Resilient And Reliable Freight Rail System 92   35m
Replacing Rolling Stock To Support A Resilient And Reliable Freight Rail System 92   375m
Working Capital To Support A Resilient And Reliable Freight Rail System 92 1m 331m
Rail - Maintaining An Electric Locomotive Fleet On The North Island Main Trunk Line 92 35m  
Investigating A Green Transport Card To Make Public Transport More Affordable For Low-Income Households 92 4.6m