Largest City Rail Link tender process starts

Publish Date : 03 Feb 2017
City Rail Link tender process
An artist's impression of the new Aotea Station.

The largest component of the City Rail Link (CRL) project – the construction of the tunnels and new stations – has taken a major step forward with the release of its first tender documents to the industry.

The project is picking up speed with expressions of interest sought only a fortnight ago for the design, procurement, installation, and commissioning of all tunnel track work and rail systems between Britomart Station and the Western Line at Mt Eden.

Two new stations 

There will be two new stations as part of the build of the underground rail line linking Britomart with the existing western line near Mt Eden.

The new stations will be near Aotea Square with entrances at Wellesley and Victoria Streets and a station in Mercury Lane, just off Karangahape Road. The present Mount Eden train station will be extended and redeveloped.

City Rail Link tender process 2
An artist's impression of the new Karangahape Road Station on Mercury Lane.

Tender documents

Tender documents sent are for the tunnel and station works that involve:

  • Aotea Station
  • Karangahape Road Station
  • tunnels between the Mt Eden station and the southern end of Aotea Station
  • the provision of maintenance services for the new stations.

Project taking shape

CRL Project Director Chris Meale says the development shows the considerable progress being made. He says that as well as the tenders rolling out for future construction, current works are well underway.

"What will be a highly efficient and reliable transport choice for Auckland is now visibly taking shape,” he says.

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