City Rail Link

NEWS - MAY 2019

Greenlight for CRL

The City Rail Link project took huge strides forward recently with some big decisions made about funding, the preferred bidder for our C3 contract, and an expansive programme of early works.

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Nigel Horrocks
Lower Queen St design

Have you seen the latest design renders of the plaza in Lower Queen St?  

These images show what the area outside the Britomart Transport Centre should look like in late 2020 once CRL works have moved on from there.

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Nigel Horrocks
11-year-olds draw the line for CRL

Auckland Year 6 children will be forever part of the design of the new Aotea Station. Thousands of pupils from Auckland’s 540 primary schools have painted and drawn images that will be fired onto ceramic tiles and used as permanent wall linings at the new underground station in central Auckland when it’s complete.

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Nigel Horrocks
Streetscape along Albert St

There have been a number of traffic and pedestrian walkway switches along Albert St in the past month, with more expected in the months ahead. If you are driving or walking along Albert St, plan ahead and keep track of upcoming road changes on our website.

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Nigel Horrocks
Albert St tunnel boxes

Tunnel box construction under Albert St is almost complete, with CRL contractor Connectus targeting having the last roof sections complete by the end of July this year.

Tunnel floor and tunnel walls are largely complete. Only four more sections of the roof need to be poured, and then we’ll be able to complete the backfilling under Customs St.

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Nigel Horrocks
Jeffie's work is done at Mt Eden

Our “mini” tunnel boring machine Jeffie has completed her underground journey below Mt Eden. Jeffie was used to build a new, 423-metre-long stormwater main 17 metres below city streets. Jeffie has been a little legend and an integral part of the CRL project! Read more about her journey and watch the video here.

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Nigel Horrocks