Auckland Transport breaks ground on $2.5bn City Rail Link project

WCN Editorial Team 8 Jun 2016 OCEANIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Auckland Transport has broken ground on the $2.5bn City Rail Link (CRL) project in New Zealand.


The project includes the construction of 3.4km twin tunnels up to 42m below the city streets, using a 7.5m diameter tunnel boring machine.

The rail link will also involve two new underground stations at Aotea and Karangahape Road and a re-developed Mount Eden Station.

Auckland Transport chairman Dr Lester Levy said: “It will change the look and feel of Auckland setting the city up for future growth. Making public transport a better travel choice will ease pressure on roads for those who need to use them.”

Work on the project is expected to last for five and a half years. Upon completion, the project would almost double the number of people on the trains to 30,000 an hour at peak times.

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