Britomart Transport Centre will become a through-running station.
This by extending the existing tracks westwards under Lower Queen Street, turning under Albert Street to new stations at Wellesley/Victoria Sts (Aotea station), near Karangahape Road (entrances at Mercury Lane and Beresford Square) and at the Mt Eden train station near Symonds Street.
The land at the rear of the CPO, presently the temporary station entrance, has significant development potential. The opportunity has been future-proofed by the project for Auckland Transport (the asset owner).
The CPO will be refurbished by CRL prior to the completion of the project. There will be a permanent retail solution for the ground floor of the CPO that will be complementary to the significant heritage upgrade.