Green Party pops champagne for CRL announcement

The Green Party celebrated the National Government's U-turn on the City Rail Link (CRL), with a mock-opening of the planned Karangahape rail station, which will be built on the site of its Auckland office.

The Prime Minister, in his speech to the Auckland Chamber of Commerce today, committed to work with Auckland Council to allow major works to begin on the CRL in 2018.

Karangahape Station will be built on the CRL route, and the Mercury Lane entrance constructed on the site of the current Green Party office. The Party will vacate its Mercury Lane headquarters this year, ahead of work beginning in 2017.

“While it’s sad to say goodbye to our Auckland office, we are celebrating a major victory. The City Rail Link is a project that Green Party MPs and volunteers have been campaigning for since 2010,” said Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter.

“Today’s announcement has removed the last remaining obstacle, the National Government, in the way of Auckland's most critical piece of transport infrastructure.

“We love our Auckland office, but we’ll be very happy to leave to make way for this vital piece of infrastructure for Aucklanders,” said Ms Genter.

Latest Transport Announcements

Story

Tax legislation makes Green Party change to public transport tax

Following years of political pressure from the Green Party the Government will finally exclude public transport subsidies from the fringe benefit tax.
Read More

Story

New public transport model must be backed with investment

The Green Party has once again shown that bringing people together to demand change works, with the announcement today that the Government will giv...
Read More

Story

Transport inquiry chance to get regional rail back on track

The Greens will continue to push for climate friendly, affordable transport options as part of a new cross-party Parliamentary inquiry into the fut...
Read More

Story

Free public transport better for climate and inequality

The Green Party is on board with the extension of half-price public transport, but once again calls on the Government to go further and make public...
Read More

Story

Greens say fuel tax cut could have saved regional passenger rail, reduce fossil fuel reliance

For the cost of cutting taxes to petrol for three months, the Government could have ensured the future of a transformational increase to passenger ...
Read More

Story

Get moving with Wellington light rail now

The Green Party is calling on the Government to guarantee that it will complete light rail and improve walking, cycling, and bus journeys across We...
Read More