The Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) has committed to providing light rail between the City Centre and Māngere and to Auckland’s northwest within the next ten years (2018-2028). The NZ Transport Agency is leading the development of a business case for the City Centre to Māngere line with the support of our partners Auckland Council (AC), Auckland Transport (AT), and HLC.
Light rail is like a tramway but runs on its own dedicated right-of-way. This means it isn’t affected by traffic speeds and congestion. It will likely have fewer stops than buses, but greater capacity and more frequent, reliable services. Light rail will help to unlock critical housing and urban development opportunities, giving communities better access to jobs, health, education and recreation.
It is a first for New Zealand that will provide a modern integrated public transport system with seamless connections and helping make Auckland’s transport network comparable with international cities like Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Vancouver and Portland.
More details about the City Centre to Māngere line, including a preferred route, cost and funding, are being finalised and will be released later this year. We will shortly be conducting industry engagement for the Auckland Light Rail programme.
We are committed to early, proactive and consistent engagement with communities along the route throughout the planning, procurement, design and delivery of light rail.
The NZ Transport Agency is leading the procurement and delivery of the Auckland light rail programme with the support of our partners. To support the development of our procurement strategy, we will conduct market engagement with interested suppliers and industry participants in August 2018.
Engagement commenced with an industry briefing in Auckland, New Zealand on Tuesday 31 July 2018. You can download pdf versions of the powerpoint presentation and tender brochure from the industry briefing.
We are currently organising and holding market engagement meetings in Auckland and Sydney with local and international participants who have delivery expertise and capability in the following categories relevant to light rail:
If you have any queries about market engagement for the Auckland light rail project, please contact the project team on firstname.lastname@example.org