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26 May 2022
Kia ora Ben,
Your request for information under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
(LGOIMA) – CAS-547591-D9D7G7
I refer to your official information request dated 28 April 2022 regarding OPEX Cost of running an EMU on
the Auckland Rail Network.
Auckland One Rail (AOR) has considered the information being requested in this case and we feel that this
cannot be answered as the information either doesn’t exist or cannot be made available without substantial
collation or research. This appears to fall within section 17 (e) and f of the LGOIMA act.
To expand our view, trip cost is not a measure AOR currently reports on as the business works to a larger,
overarching and all-encompassing budget to provide both passenger rail services and some associated rail
services / network management functions for Auckland Transport. Separately, there will be other costs
associated with providing passenger rail services in Auckland which AOR has no visibility on but would form
part of the trip cost when viewed as a holistic passenger rail system.
It should also be noted a trip cost could contain variables, such as power consumption which is affected by
draw / braking requirements and differing pay rates amongst crew, for example, meaning a trip “cost” cannot
be readily defined even if the distance between Point A and Point B is a constant.
We are also not aware of any forecasted trip costs post CRL at this time.
Acting Group Manager Metro Services