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Artist's impression of the CRL Aotea Station, showing a train at the platform and light coming in through the skylight on the concourse level.


City Rail Link

Auckland's underground metro opening in 2024

Lots of Aucklanders will find their journey time into the city centre will be halved when City Rail Link starts moving people around in 2024 – it’s really going to change the transport game.

We’ll have a brand new train station 15m-underground in the middle of the city centre - Aotea Station will have entrances from Victoria Street and Wellesley Street so will be a great option for getting to the shops on Queen Street, shows at Aotea Centre or The Civic or a night out at SkyCity

Art and Māori designs integrated into the station’s designs - like an installation of hundreds of rods suspended from the ceiling to create a water ripple effect - will make the station a special place to be that feels unique to Auckland. 

What will CRL do for Auckland and for me?

Find out more about City Rail Link, including changes to getting into and around the city while work is happening.

There are so many exciting projects happening right now to create our future city centre - and many of them will be completed or hit big milestones by the end of 2020. See more about the projects transforming the city’s streets, public spaces and transport - or find out what the changes mean for businesses and a successful city centre economy

Park for $2 per hour at The Civic car park on weekends. Find out more

Come into the city centre on public transport for as little as $2 each way. Find out more.

Last updated: 05 March 2020

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