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The statement to the effect that, with regard to the Albert Park tunnels, "a start is soon to be made with the laying of the clay blocks specially cast for the filling-in," makes melancholy reading. It seems most regrettable that a scheme discussed for so long before, the present war and carried almos't to fruition, should be abandoned. Surely it would not have been impossible (financially or otherwise) to finish the work necessary for opening the main tunnel, at least for pedestrians? What exactly the technical obstacles were to its use for wheeled traffic I do not know, but it appears as if a wonderful chance for a public utility is being lost for all time. When one considers the more or less roundabout way that one has to go from Parnell to Queen Street (or the steep grades if walking), it*seems a matter of surprise that there has been no public agitation for the retention and completion of the tunnel (or tunnels). One wonders what a future generation of Aucklanders, either in peace or war, will say about the apparent lack of foresight displayed to-day. A.P.T.

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ALBERT PARK TUNNELS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 191, 14 August 1945

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ALBERT PARK TUNNELS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 191, 14 August 1945

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