City Rail Link
Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) is celebrating a mighty milestone with its powerful Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), Dame Whina Cooper, breaking through today into the Karangahape Station construction site at the end of its 860-metre-long journey from Mt Eden.
Auckland Council and Auckland Transport have unveiled their midtown programme, describing the area as: ‘a part of Auckland where our history, art and culture can be seen and heard and will spill out into public life; where people choose to spend time and socialise; a place that is attractive and feels inclusive and safe.’
Before the current lockdown, figures from Marketview ranked Karangahape Road the highest performing Business Improvement District across the Auckland region for the past three months.
Two sections of New Zealand’s deepest railway station are joined up after an underground breakthrough at City Rail Link’s Karangahape Station.
The final piece of City Rail Link’s Tunnel Boring Machine, Dame Whina Cooper, is now in place allowing the big underground factory to operate at full capacity on its transformational journey below Auckland.
Karangahape Road’s heritage-rich neighbourhood has become supercharged with renewal in recent times, as the area moves closer to its future as a vibrant city neighbourhood and one of Auckland’s busiest transit hubs.