Papakura to Pukekohe Rail Electrification
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The Papakura to Pukekohe rail electrification project will enhance the capacity of Auckland's rail network by extending the electric train network approximately 20 kilometres south from Papakura to Pukekohe.
Currently Auckland's electric rail network terminates at Papakura, where commuters transfer to diesel trains to reach Pukekohe.
The project is listed as an Rail Development Programme Priority to be completed in the next decade in ATAPs Recommended Strategic Approach report, released in September 2016.
Auckland Transport's 2012 report into extending the electrification of Auckland rail network indicated the Benefit Cost Ratio of electrifying the line between Papakura and Pukekohe to be 0.9 at a cost of NZ$94.3 million. The report provides an indicative timeframe of completion between 2021 to 2040.
In the lead up to the 2017 NZ Election, the Government and opposition party both committed to the project.
The April 2018 Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) report notes the project is a recommended transport investment priority in the 2018-2028 decade.
The 2018-2021 National Land Transport Programme states investment will be allocated to the project as part of the NZ Government's forecast $5.7 billion investment in Auckland transport projects.
Auckland Transport indicated as part of market engagement for the Auckland Metro Rail Franchise that the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2025.
Last reviewed: 06/05/2019