Turning Britomart into a two-way through-station has required the closure of the former Chief Post Office building for several years.
When it re-opens around 2020, the station will no longer be a "dead-end" station and the building, opened in 1912, will have a shiny fresh look while its heritage values will have been meticulously retained.
The new Lower Queen Street public space
You will walk around not just the station but outside in Lower Queen Street where you will find what's proposed is the creation of a stunning plaza and pedestrian space for Auckland in the area around the Britomart Transport Centre.
Check out the side roads and new square
Once outside the Britomart building, you'll see the side roads alongside the station (Galway, Tyler streets) have been turned into shared spaces. The temporary entrance (at the back of Britomart) which you're presently using to enter the train platforms will have been removed so that area, once a parking area, has been also turned into a friendly public space.