Weekend Herald

Go­ing un­der­ground

A look at the City Rail Link route be­neath the earth

- Urbanism

Brit­o­mart Sta­tion 11m be­low ground

Be­comes a through sta­tion, en­abling more fre­quent trains with many ser­vices more di­rect.

Aotea Sta­tion 13m

Ex­pected to be NZ’s busiest train sta­tion with en­trances near Welles­ley and Vic­to­ria Streets.

Karanga­hape Sta­tion 33m

Com­ing to Mer­cury Lane. The un­der­ground plat­forms will go as far as Bere­ford Square where there could be an­other en­trance in the fu­ture.

MtE­den Sta­tion In open trench

Will be ex­panded and re- devel­oped to cover both the ex­ist­ing Kings­land to Grafton line and new CRL Mt Eden to Karanga­hape Line.

$ 168.8m spent buy­ing land and build­ings for the pro­ject.

$ 155.5m spent on 51 sur­face land ti­tles and build­ings.

$ 13.3m on 58 un­der­ground land tracts at an av­er­age of $ 229,310 each. CRLL still needs to buy more un­der­ground land.

$ 4.419b to be spent in to­tal on the pro­ject.

3.45km twin tun­nels due to be com­pleted in 2024.

Trans­port au­thor­i­ties es­ti­mate CRL sta­tions will need to cope with 54,000 pas­sen­gers an hour dur­ing peak pe­ri­ods by 2035.

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