Sod turning for the City Rail Link
Tomorrow between 10:30 and 11:30 outside Britomart Station (as well as live streamed (link to be provided)) the first sod will be turned by officials to mark what has been a 100 year battle to commence work on the City Rail Link.
The City Rail Link being a heavy rail tunnel, two new stations and a new junction at Mt Eden Station that will link the existing Britomart Station up to the Western Line allowing through-services rather than the current backtracking up the Britomart Tunnel as we have now. This means we can go to 12 trains an hour (every 5 minutes in one direction) across all Lines (except Onehunga) and allow extensions such as the Airport (heavy rail), North Shore (light rail) and Botany (light rail) Lines.
It also means from 2024 when the CRL opens I can finally catch a train to Town Hall directly rather than slug it up Queen Street from Britomart as I do now.
Exciting times ahead as rail marks the rebirth towards a 21st Century Auckland!