About the project
The downtown Britomart Transport Centre will be transformed into a two-way-through-station that better connects the Auckland rail network and will enable the entire rail network to atleast double its capacity.
This includes building tunnels through and under Britomart Station and Queen Street to the Precinct Properties' Commercial Bay development so that trains can run in both directions through Britomart.
We’ve also redeveloped the inside of the Britomart station building (Chief Post Office building) into a more attractive, modernised transport centre, and created an enhanced and fully pedestrianised public space called Te Komititanga, on lower Queen Street between Britomart and the Commercial Bay shopping complex.
This will better connect people to trains, ferries and buses, and provide an attractive space that leads towards the waterfront.
This station is being built as part of the City Rail Link project – a 3.45km underground rail link between Britomart and the Western Line at Mt Eden Station.
Restoration to the outside of the Chief Post Office:
As a separate project, Auckland Transport is restoring and repairing the Chief Post Office’s façade. This work will clean and restore the stonework, and replace the windows of this Heritage Category 1 site. This is the first significant cleaning of the CPO, which is now 109 years old. Work is expected to be completed on the entirety of the building by early 2022.
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The CRL is currently under construction and due to be finished in 2024.
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