Aurecon wins Technical Advisor role on Auckland City Rail Link project

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14 February 2014 - Aurecon has been appointed Technical Advisor on the Auckland City Rail Link (CRL) by key client Auckland Transport.

The CRL will comprise an underground passenger railway, approximately 3.5 kilometres long, extending from the existing Britomart Station to the existing rail network at the North Auckland Line. It will be located beneath the central business area of Auckland City, will rise approximately 76 metres, be mostly in tunnels and will likely contain three online stations with depths up to approximately 40 metres.

Alastair MacRitchie, Aurecon’s New Zealand Business Development Manager for transport, said, “This is a major project that will be the catalyst for transformational change to revolutionise Auckland’s rail system, changing the way in which people engage with the city, as well as supporting urban regeneration. It’s a great appointment for Aurecon and we look forward to working with our partners and Auckland Transport to deliver a world class underground network”.

As Technical Advisor on CRL, Aurecon will provide a range of services including:

  • Project Management
  • Civil & Structural including bored & cut and cover tunnels, structural, geotechnical, roads/bridges, permanent & temporary traffic management, blasting, rail alignment /permanent way, hydrology, geology
  • Architecture for stations, pedestrian modelling, heritage, acoustics, noise, vibration
  • Electrical & Mechanical including ventilation, hydraulics and vertical transport, security and building management
  • Systems E/M including signalling, controls, communications, overhead line equipment /traction power
  • Safety & systems assurance including rail safety & human factors
  • Constructability and risk management, programming
  • Rail operations including operational and maintenance
  • Delivery and controls including contract documentation, quality assurance
  • Fire engineering
  • Resource management and environmental planning

Aurecon teamed with existing partners Mott Macdonald and architects Grimshaw & Jasmax.

Aurecon undertook the concept design and technical support for land designation, property negotiations and business case. 

Tom Ireland, Aurecon’s Project Director for CRL, added, “We offered a project leadership team from Aurecon who have a track record on urban underground metros of global scale and complexity as well as local major underground transport infrastructure expertise.  Our resource mapping to roles and deliverables was detailed and pricing was competitive. We look forward to delivering the best of Aurecon to Auckland Transport on this project.”

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