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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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

The TBM can just be seen here being assembled in the tunnel portal

20 March 2021

AM 116 passes under a temporary footbridge under construction, although currently in use by utilities

20 March 2021

Earlier in the month, the Chirf Post Offuce building at Britomart reopened to the public after strengthing work was completed for the City Rail Link. As part of this, the ticket gates were moved to the top level, returning the platform concourse to a wide open space

25 April 2021

At the top of the new metro-grade escalators, the relocated ticket gates sit between the supports of the building

25 April 2021

Retail stores are now back inside the CPO, including Britomart Florist and Starbucks

25 April 2021

The large display for departing trains has also been relocated from the temporary entrance into the CPO

25 April 2021

The tunnel underneath Queen Street is now sealed off and no longer accessible

25 April 2021

The three different buildings for Britomart; the Chief Post Office opened in 1912, the rear glass entrance opened in 2003, and the temporary entrance in use from 2017 to 2021

25 April 2021

From the new Te Komititanga public space on a pedestrianised Queen Street, scaffolding is going up around the CPO. Now that the CRL works are complete on the building, Auckland Transport is giving the building a facelift

25 April 2021

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