Transport plan delay queried

Last updated 05:00 11/02/2014

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Another delay in rolling out Christchurch's transport plan has prompted an opposition MP to demand a top-level explanation.

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee was criticised last year when he took several months to release the blueprint and now it appears implementing the plan has been delayed by five months.

Labour's Christchurch transport spokeswoman, Megan Woods, said a recent Parliamentary question to Brownlee's office confirmed the plan's implementation - originally planned for December 2013 - would not happen until May.

Woods said this meant Christchurch commuters faced further frustrating delays.

A Cera spokeswoman said the depth and breadth of the work involved on the plan had pushed the original time frame back to May.

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