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Martinus on board for CRL station works


New Zealand’s City Rail Link has signed a new contract with rail specialists Martinus to complete a range of works around the Waitematā Station (Britomart), at the eastern end.

Chief executive Sean Sweeney says the scope of works is designed to better enable connectivity of the new rail network and improve passenger experience when accessing the CRL at Waitematā.

Martinus was chosen because of its exceptional work and experience in delivering rail infrastructure and systems across Australasia, Sweeney said.

“The contract for structural works and track and rail systems also demonstrates how the CRL continues to seek the best return on investment on behalf of ratepayers and taxpayers.”

Martinus chief executive Treaven Martinus says he is delighted to partner with the CRL for New Zealand’s largest ever transport infrastructure project.

“We are thrilled to be awarded additional works on this significant social infrastructure project which will provide our team with an abundance of opportunities and build industry capability for years to come,” he said.

“Through the successful delivery of various other works on CRL, we have forged an incredible partnership with the CRL team, which is built on a culture of collaboration and camaraderie.

“Winning this contract also means our team is able to transition smoothly onto the next section of works with a like-minded team focussed on best-for-project outcomes.”

The scope of works Martinus Rail will complete includes:

· Structural strengthening and streetscaping

· Pedestrian emergency egress walkways within the existing tunnel

· Demolition and construction of new underground support walls on the north and the south side of the existing tunnel

· Track slab construction and track realignment

· Track-side cable installation and new track crossing

· Changes to the signalling equipment foundations and fixings

Sweeney said works are scheduled to commence in June, with some preparatory work completed later this month, and completed by February 2024.

There will be construction operations in Britomart Place and Scene Lane, with the work sequencing designed to avoid disruption to commuters as much as possible, with appropriate traffic management in place to ensure an optimum travel experience during surface works.

“Track closures at Waitematā Station will be confined to the night-time, with occasional weekend closures and Christmas shutdowns, to maximise productivity and significantly reduce commuter inconvenience,” Sweeney said.