City Rail Link
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Latest CRL Construction Update: Videos



These are the latest City Rail Link construction videos covering the work in:

  • Lower Queen Street

  • Inside the Britomart Transport Centre (the former Chief Post Office)

  • The Albert Street tunnel trench

  • and the Commercial Bay development.

Lower Queen Street and Britomart Transport Centre -former Chief Post Office (Downer NZ and Soletanche Bachy JV )

The contractors recently achieved another milestone across Lower Queen Street - the completion of  70 secant piles. These 1m wide and 14m deep (approx.) piles run either side of where the new tunnel will be and will keep the groundwater out of the tunnel during excavation.

Inside, the weight of the building has now been transferred onto eight steel underpinning frames and preparation for preliminary excavations of the temporary CPO floor are now underway.

Bulk tunnel excavation works are programmed to commence in late July.

Albert Street Tunnel Trench (Connectus)

Connectus contractors are preparing the first sections of the roof and tunnel.

Commercial Bay tunnels (Fletcher Construction)

While the twin-tunnels are yet to emerge from Britomart Transport Centre, they can be seen through the Commercial Bay development, avoiding the existing Zurich building, before proceeding up Albert Street. Early retail opens in August and the remaining retail and PwC Tower in 2019,