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City Rail Link construction

Following the construction of the City Rail Link between Britomart and Mt Eden, from enabling works to project completion

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Looking along the former Down Main formation from Normanby Road crossing

3 October 2020

Looking back towards Grafton along the newly single track

3 October 2020

The new end of the Down Main, just past the new crossovers

3 October 2020

On a service from Swanson to Britomart, AM 661 passes through the single track section

3 October 2020

Rolling around the corner towards Grafton, AM 661 is about to return to the Down Main

3 October 2020

City Rail Link held an open day called "Boring Day Out", to showcase their new tunnel boring machine. Here, people have their tickets checked as they enter the site

6 December 2020

As the complete machine was not yet assembled, a model of the entire machine was on display. Seen here is the rear of the machine

6 December 2020

The middle section of the model TBM

6 December 2020

At the back of the machine, spoil from the tunnel is loaded onto trucks

6 December 2020

At the front of the model, the TBM cutting head is replicated in miniature

6 December 2020

Outside, the full 7.15 metre high cutting head was on display, with the public able to get a close up view of the massive machine. The TBM has been named "Whina" in honour of Dame Whina Cooper, who spent her life fighting for Māori land rights

6 December 2020

A close up of the cutting head

6 December 2020

Behind the cutting head, spoil is pumped out and through the entire 130 long machine to be ejected out the back

6 December 2020

The TBM cutting head sitting on a stand on display

6 December 2020

Looking from the viewing platform, the tunnel portal can be seen. The first 50 metres of the tunnel will be mined out before the TBM is launched, with a junction eventually sited within the tunnel itself

6 December 2020

Looking the other way, the remains of a building in the area can be seen. In the background, a temporary wooden fence runs along the old Mt Eden platform and the remaining Up Main

6 December 2020

Sections of the TBM under wraps yet to be assembled

6 December 2020

The wooden fence protecting the Up Main from construction starts at Porters Ave. On the left, construction activity for the City Rail Link portal; on the right, the Up Main and Mt Eden platform

6 December 2020

Looking the other way, the remains of the Down Main lie in the remains of Porters Ave

6 December 2020

The single track section through Mt Eden, with most of the remnants of the Down Main now gone

20 March 2021

Tunnel portal works next to the Mt Eden station site, with the TBM being assembled in the hole

20 March 2021