We are evaluating network improvements for Henderson Station that are required before the CRL becomes operational in 2024.
These include the provision of an additional track and station platform, to enable the more frequent train services on the Western Line to turn back towards the Auckland CBD at Henderson. They also include a new pedestrian overbridge with lifts and train crew accommodation.
The CRL works will future-proof for a fourth track, fourth platform and extended overbridge, which can be delivered post-CRL, if required.
From Henderson, the CRL will enable the current frequency of trains into the city centre to increase from six trains per hour in the peak to 12 trains per hour - and ultimately provide for up to 15 trains per hour.
The CRL will enable travel times from Henderson to the new mid-town Aotea Station to reduce by 17 minutes. Travelling on the CRL line from Henderson to Britomart will save eight minutes on the existing journey time.
The development of designs for network improvements at Henderson Station is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
Geotechnical (ground) investigations – from 10 April 2019
Geotechnical investigations are being undertaken in and around the rail corridor at Henderson Station until early May 2019, between the hours of 7am and 7pm.
The investigations are being undertaken by Aurecon and its sub-contractors - specialist drilling company Drill Force and physical works contractor Libbet - on behalf of the City Rail Link (CRL) project. The results will assist CRL engineers with the design of the physical structures associated with the station upgrade.
The work involves drilling 10 boreholes and probing five additional positions to recover rock and soil samples and to perform in-situ geological testing. Four of these positions will be located in publicly accessible areas along Railside Avenue, to the east of the railway line. The remainder will be on the western side of the railway line in Auckland Transport’s carpark and the Constore container storage yard at the end of Smythe Road.
Borehole drilling and testing along Railside Avenue may require some minor alterations to footpath arrangements for pedestrian safety.
Aspects of the work – such as hydro-excavation and in-situ testing - will create some noise but this isn’t expected to cause too much disturbance to surrounding properties.
These works will not affect property access.