The City Rail Link (CRL) has signed a new contract with rail specialists Martinus to complete a range of works around the Waitematā Station (Britomart), at the eastern end.
Chief executive Dr Sean Sweeney (left) says the scope of works is designed to better enable connectivity of the new rail network and improve passenger experience when accessing the CRL at Waitematā Station (Britomart).
Martinus was chosen because of its exceptional work and experience in delivering rail infrastructure and systems across Australasia, says Dr Sweeney.
The contract for structural works and track and rail systems also demonstrates how the CRL continues to seek the best return on investment on behalf of ratepayers and taxpayers, he says.
Martinus chief executive Treaven Martinus says he is delighted to partner with the CRL for New Zealand’s largest ever transport infrastructure project.
The scope of works Martinus Rail will complete includes:
• Structural strengthening and streetscaping
• Pedestrian emergency egress walkways within the existing tunnel
• Demolition and construction of new underground support walls on the north and the south side of the existing tunnel
• Track slab construction and track realignment
• Track-side cable installation and new track crossing
• Changes to the signalling equipment foundations and fixings
Dr Sweeney says works are scheduled to commence in June, with some preparatory work completed later this month, and completed by February 2024.
There will be construction operations in Britomart Place and Scene Lane and Martinus says the work sequencing is designed to avoid disruption to commuters as much as possible, with appropriate traffic management in place to ensure an optimum travel experience during surface works.
Source: Media Centre — City Rail Link
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