Government to spend $550M on Northland railway

Published on 8/04/2022 at 9:15 am.

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The Government will spend up to $550 million upgrading Northland's rail system, including a long-awaited rail link to Northport at Marsden Pt.

Northport - the region's deepwater port - was granted consent without the need for a rail link to the port, but there's been a push in recent years to get a rail link to help transport goods, particularly if it starts taking containers full-time.

Northport last week began the process to be recognised as a container ship port. It confirmed its intention to apply for resource consent to expand its eastern end while continuing to develop proposals for a shipyard and dry dock on its western side.

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