The City Rail Link (CRL) is a game-changer for Auckland. Not only will the project have a significant impact on improving transport links for the people of Auckland, it is also the largest transport infrastructure project ever to be undertaken in New Zealand.
The underground 3.4km twin-tunnel rail link is up to 42-meters below the Auckland city centre and will transform the downtown Britomart Transport Centre into a two-way through-station that better connects the Auckland rail network and will allow the rail network to at least double in capacity.
In late 2020, Martinus was awarded the supply, installation, and commissioning of track and overhead wiring contract totalling $48 million for Link Alliance’s City Rail Link project.
As part of the works, Martinus will supply and install all the rail, slab track, ballasted track, rigid overhead conductor bar and overhead line equipment works on this major rail project between Britomart and Mt Eden Stations. The project team is expected to mobilise in early 2021 and remain on site for two years to deliver the works.
The project team have already engaged with local suppliers and subcontractors to assist with the provision of materials and services.
At the peak of works, the team will consist of more than 50 staff and 200 blue-collar workers.