KiwiRail Intergrates City Rail Link Signalling Systems in Auckland

KiwiRail and Link Alliance have successfully integrated the City Rail Link signalling systems with the wider rail network in Auckland.

This marks a key milestone in finishing City Rail Link and extending electric train services to Pukekohe.

Later this year, the trains will run through the tunnels under Auckland city centre for the first time for testing and training.

The City Rail Link (CRL) represents New Zealand’s largest transport infrastructure project
The City Rail Link (CRL) represents New Zealand’s largest transport infrastructure project

In addition, the new overhead electric lines between Papakura to Pukekohe were also recently powered up for the first time during a full network closure for Matariki weekend.

KiwiRail Chief Infrastructure Officer Andre Lovatt said:

“We still have a huge scope of work to get done to be ready for City Rail Link, both to integrate new systems and deliver complex upgrade projects across the network. All of the work we are doing now takes us closer to rail being easier, better connected and more reliable for Aucklanders.”

The signalling work was carried out by KiwiRail and Link Alliance on behalf of City Rail Link Limited. The work included signalling updates at Morningside, Newmarket, Quay Park and Waitematā, and Penrose.

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