Ōtāhuhu improvements underway
KiwiRail has been busy carrying out works near Ōtāhuhu Station as part of the CRL - particularly during weekday business hours, weekends and public holidays when no or fewer trains are running.
The team has excavated and tested 21 locations for new traction mast structures foundations. They have also installed ducts under the tracks for new signal cables and replaced two sections of the existing main line ready for the track crossovers that will connect the existing line with the new section of track.
KiwiRail is constructing a new 1.3-kilometre-long section of track alongside the main line, four new cross-overs to allow trains to switch between tracks, and new overhead line and signal equipment between Ōtāhuhu Station and Portage Rd.
The work will allow a third platform to be used at Ōtāhuhu Station for improved train services when the City Rail Link opens in 2024.