About the project
The City Rail Link (CRL) is New Zealand’s largest transport infrastructure project ever and a game-changer for Auckland.
The CRL is a 3.45km twin-tunnel underground rail link up to 42 metres below the Auckland city centre. It will transform the downtown Britomart Transport Centre into a two-way through-station that better connects the Auckland rail network and will enable the rail network to at least double rail capacity.
CRL will extend the existing rail line underground through Britomart to Albert Street, Vincent Street and Pitt Street. The railway will then cross beneath Karangahape Road and the Central Motorway Junction to Symonds Street, rising to join the western line at Eden Terrace.
Two new stations with underground platforms will be built at Albert Street (entrances on Victoria and Wellesley Streets) and Karangahape Road (entrances Mercury Lane and Beresford Square) and Mt Eden Station is being redeveloped to include the new CRL line and a modern station building. Wider rail network improvements are also being done at The Strand, Otahuhu, Henderson and Newmarket.
We’ve finished building a trench down the middle of Albert Street between Wyndham Street and Customs Street and the two underground rail tunnels inside are currently under construction.
Towards the end of 2019, we’ll be diverting utility services between Victoria and Wellesley Street in preparation for the new Aotea Station.
Work on the Aotea Station is planned to commence by mid-2020.
The CRL is currently under construction and due to be finished in 2024.
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