The Link Alliance crews worked through pumping water from station sites and tunnels, with an assessment of damage from flooding now underway.
The City Rail Link project was, like most of Auckland, inundated during Friday’s severe weather event.
“I would like to thank everyone involved for their professionalism and dedication to the job in preventing a worse outcome,” says City Rail Link Chief Executive Dr Sean Sweeney.
“At this stage, there is no known structural damage to tunnels, such as collapse or subsidence, but a full and detailed assessment of the sites must wait until this final band of weather passes,” he says. “Over the weekend and today, crews have been clearing and cleaning up and preparing for the severe weather forecast for tonight through to tomorrow morning,” says City Rail Link Chief Executive Dr Sean Sweeney.
Dr Sweeney says the flooding will almost certainly have impacted some equipment but understanding the extent of the damage must wait until the machinery can be dried and tested.
A statement detailing the impacts of the flooding on the CRL will be released once a full assessment of all sites, tunnels and equipment has been completed.
All CRL sites are operational, and work has resumed after Friday’s extreme weather event. Detailed damage assessments are also underway.
Source: City Rail Link New Zealand
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