The Missing (Auckland Transit) Link #CRLFacts

Talking Southern Auckland

Consortia in place for enabling works

I was forwarded this piece from (NZ) Contractor Magazine yesterday afternoon for a read.

Below is an introductory extract:

Auckland’s missing link

AUCKLAND’S $2.5 BILLION City Rail Link project passed a milestone in April, with the appointment of two construction consortia to commence the first phase of the CRL in the Downtown area.

It signalled a welcome development in what has been a shaky start to Auckland Transport’s ambitious project. But funding uncertainties mean it could be 10 years before commuters reap the benefits of the 3.6 kilometre north-south route, stretching from Britomart to Mount Eden.

For a scheme first mooted in the 1920s, CRL has been a long time coming. Yet, for the project, whose purpose it is to create a better integrated public transport system, allowing more connections between rail and bus services, it…

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