CITY RAIL LINK

Auckland’s really breaking new ground with the city’s largest-ever transport project.

15,000 >>> 30,000

Doubling passenger capacity at peak times

PROJECT VALUE

$2.8 – 3.4
billion

PROJECT TYPE

INFRASTRUCTURE
PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Who’s on the team?

  • Project manager
  • Civil engineer
  • Electrical engineers
  • Tunnellers
  • Electricians
  • Project managers
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Concreters
  • Fabricators
  • Risk manager
  • Urban designer
  • Architect
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Structural engineer 
  • Surveyor
  • Traffic manager
  • Traffic controller
  • Environmental manager
     
  • Stakeholder liaison
  • Site supervisor
  • Construction manager
  • Consents planners
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Excavator operator
  • Truck driver
  • Labourer
  • Spotter
  • Foreman
  • Bricklayers
  • Carpenter
  • Grader operator
  • Asphalt crew
  • Line marker
  • Kerb layer
  • Steel fixer
  • Carpenter
  • Site engineer
  • Quantity surveyor

Project snapshot

What: The City Rail Link is a double-track rail tunnel that will complete a loop underneath Auckland's city centre. It will include two new stations and will double the number of Aucklanders who can travel on the rail system at peak times, and reduce travel times across the board.

Where: Central Auckland

Timeline: 2016 - 2023

Companies: Connectus (McConnell Dowell and Hawkins), Downer NZ, Soletanche Bachy 

  • Twin 3.4 km tunnels – 7.5m diameter
  • 1 million cubic metres of soil removed - 400 Olympic swimming pools
  • 2 new stations – Aotea and Karangahape
  • Allow movement of 30,000 people every hour at peak times (currently 15,000 an hour)
  • Underground tunnel boring machine nicknamed The Giant Mole
  • Up to 42 metres below the streets
  • Trains every 10 minutes at peak times
  • The CRL will double the amount trains that can run