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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Digging into the ballast, ETM 622 gets to work slowly tamping the crossover

1 June 2020

As part of the Queen's Birthday Weekend closure, the level crossing at Porters Ave was closed to cars, although will remain open for foot traffic

1 June 2020

The surface of Porters Ave is ripped up before the crossing reopens to foot traffic. This road is now closed permanently, with a new overbridge being installed for pedestrians here

1 June 2020

A new, temporary set of alarms has been installed for the pedestrian crossing that remains

1 June 2020

To provide a temporary pedestrian crossing alarm, the existing road alarms were rotated to face the footpath and the barrier arms removed. As a new bridge is going in here, the new pedestrian crossing alarms are temporary

1 June 2020

A worker grinds a track joint that was once under a layer of asphalt

1 June 2020

An overview of the pedestrian crossing at Porters Ave

1 June 2020

Mt Eden station closes from 11 July 2020 until the opening of the City Rail Link in 2024

1 June 2020

A concept image of the new Karangahape Road station is on display on a fence blocking the site

1 June 2020

Although not much to see besides bare land, there is some activity at the future Karangahape Road station site

1 June 2020

Early works for the Karangahape Road station site

1 June 2020

The station is situated across the road from the Lightpath, providing a walking and cycling route to Nelson Street

1 June 2020

The new crossover in place just west of Grafton station. This enables single line running from here to Kingsland during the City Rail Link construction

8 August 2020

Over the Normanby Road crossing, the Up Main is being lifted. All trains will use the Down main for three weeks, before switching to the Up main for the remainder of the construction

8 August 2020

The Up main across Normanby Road being lifted to make way for City Rail Link construction

8 August 2020

Through the Mt Eden area, the Down Main has been removed and all trains run on the Up Main. This is to allow space for construction at Mt Eden

3 October 2020

AM 129 passes the closed Mt Eden station, with the old Britomart-bound platform filled in

3 October 2020

Just to the north of Mt Eden station, the tunnel portal is taking shape. This will be the launch site of the tunnel boring machine

3 October 2020

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

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