Auckland scheme due to be finished in 2024

Turner & Townsend is to provide cost management services for the City Rail Link project in New Zealand – the country’ largest ever transport project.

The NZ$4.4bn (£2.3bn) project is Auckland’s first underground rail line and is due to open in 2024. 

City Rail Link

The project includes the redevelopment of an existing heritage station, two new underground stations – linked by a 3.45km twin tunnel up to 42m below the city centre – and associated network enhancements.

City Rail Link will provide the capacity to manage 54,000 passengers an hour at peak travel times.

Others working on the scheme in New Zealand’s largest city include local engineer Aurecon, Mott MacDonald, Arup, Grimshaw and Aukland-based architect Jasmax.

The project is jointly funded by the New Zealand government and the city council.