View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
May 27, 2014

Mott MacDonald selected for Auckland City Rail Link project upgrade

Mott MacDonald has been selected to undertake the reference design for the NZ$2.86bn ($2.44bn) upgrade of the City Rail Link (CRL) project in Auckland, New Zealand.

CRL upgrade

Mott MacDonald has been selected to undertake the reference design for the NZ$2.86bn ($2.44bn) upgrade of the City Rail Link (CRL) project in Auckland, New Zealand.

The company will develop the project with other team members, including Aurecon, Jasmax and Grimshaw, on behalf of Auckland’s transport authority.

As part of the project, Mott MacDonald will lead the design of the stations, as well as the mechanical and electrical systems.

Work under the CRL upgrade project includes the construction of two 3.4km-long twin tunnels. It aims to extend the existing underground rail line with additional stations in the city station.

"CRL is the most significant improvement to Auckland’s transport network since the opening of the Auckland Harbour Bridge."

The CRL enhancements will also provide passengers with access to additional, faster trains, which will run more frequently to an increased number of destinations.

Mott MacDonald project director Peter Taylor said: "CRL is the most significant improvement to Auckland’s transport network since the opening of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

"It will help shape the city’s future, linking to the existing rail system to support economic and population growth, helping Auckland become a globally competitive city.

"Mott MacDonald first began working on the CRL in February 2012, when the team led station designs and produced concept designs. Where possible, the project is below city streets to reduce the need for effects for property owners and city heritage buildings."


Image: The CRL rail improvements will provide commuters with access to additional, faster trains. Photo: courtesy of Mott MacDonald.

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The railway industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Railway Technology