More on Curtis-villes rail line

Further to my earlier story of Curtis-cilles new Rail spur to nowhere in particular.
 
Not only is the council planning on wasting  $70 million to build a 1.8 kilometre rail spur from Wiri to Manukau but that it is almost $30 million more than originally planned for in 2000.

Manukau mayor Sir Barry Curtis claims that the link is an integral part of the rail system. What planet is Sir Barry on? certainly not Earth. 

Cr Quax accuses the mayor, of “empire building” and lacking judgement on the issue and one would certianly have to agree with him on that. 

[quote]“For a man who promotes public transport it’s absurd that he uses his chauffeur driven limousine to drive 200 metres from the Civic Centre across the street to the site of the new Manukau Police Station and back.”[/quote]

 


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