grimshaw appointed to design auckland city rail link
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grimshaw is set to add to their portfolio of international transport projects after being appointed principal technical adviser for the auckland city rail link in new zealand. as part of a consortium led by aurecon, the development forms a NZD $2.86 billion investment in the city’s infrastructure, helping establish the north island city as an important center for economic growth. the extension will form an integral part of the city’s transport network, connecting britomart station to eden terrace, consequently allowing for six trains each hour from most principle stops in the metropolis.


the team, which includes engineering consultants mott macdonald and local practice jasmax, will undertake the reference design for the 3.5 kilometer underground system, including the concept design for station architecture as well as the urban interface for the scheme. other significant aspects of the project include support services, signaling and communications electrification, safety systems and risk management.


‘the city rail link project is transformative in the development of the auckland rail system, significantly improving capacity and giving people greater choice in city access, along with advancing urban development and regeneration potential. we are excited to be involved in this most significant project for the people and economy of auckland,’ explained grimshaw partner neil stonell.