Project

Auckland Rail Network Rebuild

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Auckland Rail Network Rebuild

The Auckland Rail Network Rebuild project comprises the upgrade of the Auckland rail network in preparation for the opening of the City Rail Link.

The City Rail Link (CRL), which is expected to be completed by the end of 2024, will allow even more frequent and convenient Auckland Transport electric commuter trains across the city.

However, to deliver these benefits work needs to be done to remove temporary speed restrictions and raise the existing network up to a modern metro standard.

The scope of work includes:

  • removing the rail lines, sleepers and turnouts
  • digging out the existing formation and ballast
  • installing a new formation
  • installing a new ballast
  • installing new drainage formation to prevent future deterioration, and
  • reinstalling the rails, sleepers and turnouts.

Key Dates

Oct 2022 Project Announcement

Funding contributions

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Procurement

Procuring Agency: KiwiRail

PROJECT HISTORY

Oct 2022 KiwiRail announced the project and allocated NZ$330 million to the project, with work to commence in early 2023 on the Southern Line between Ōtāhuhu and Newmarket and the Onehunga Line.
Estimated Total Cost
(2022)
Sector
Rail
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New Zealand |
Resources
Media releases
2022/10/03