Supporting City Rail Link

The City Rail Link (CRL) is New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project and will provide a better connection between the West and central city. KiwiRail is working closely with CRL and Auckland Transport to ensure successful delivery. 

As the rail network owner we are working to ensure that the new infrastructure will be fit for purpose. To do this KiwiRail is providing technical support and also drawing on our knowledge and skills to facilitate construction on the live network.

Our Rail Network Rebuild sees us replacing old foundations, improving drainage and installing new track structures around Auckland over the coming years. This essential work will improve service reliability and ready the tracks for the opening of the City Rail Link.

Other works now underway include track changes at Britomart and Newmarket's busy junction. At the junction, known as the ‘the triangle', we have nearly completed building a new South-West connection:

New track connection Newmarket junction
New track connection from South to West at Newmarket junction

This plan shows the new South-West connection KiwiRail is building at Newmarket junction.

Newmarket junction new West South connection for City Rail Link

We have completed work in Mt Eden, Ōtāhuhu (as featured in the video below), Parnell and the Britomart Tunnel. 

KiwiRail built a new track into Ōtāhuhu station to enable the station's third platform to come into use when the CRL is finished.

For more information on the CRL visit their website.