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City Rail Link Media Release: COVID LOCKDOWN

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18 August 2021

COVID-19 Alert Closes CRL Construction Sites

After the Prime Minister’s announcement that New Zealand is now at COVID-19 alert Level 4, City Rail Link Ltd (CRL Ltd) confirms construction at all City Rail Link project sites will stop immediately for a minimum of seven days.

“Our immediate priority is ensuring the safety of our people and the security of our sites,” says CRL Ltd Chief Executive Dr Sean Sweeney.

“Our construction sites look very different now compared with the lockdown periods last year – we are using a lot of heavy machinery to build the stations and tunnels. We will make sure that appropriate measures are put in place to keep each site and the surrounding areas safe for our teams and for  our neighbours.”

Dr Sweeney says many project staff are still able to continue working from home and will do so as the shutdown continues. A small number of people will also remain at CRL sites to inspect and maintain structures, plant and equipment to ensure the safety and security of the works.

“We are doing everything we can to ensure that we are well placed to come out of the blocks very fast when the restart call is given,” Dr Sweeney says.

City Rail Link Ltd and the Link Alliance are available able to speak with people and provide information. For queries people can contact 0800 CRL TALK (0800 275 8255) or email info@cityraillink.govt.nz or, if they have questions relating to a specific area, they can email the following:

Aotea Station – aotea@linkalliance.co.nz
Karangahape – karangahape@linkalliance.co.nz
Mt Eden – mteden@linkalliance.co.nz  

CRL social media pages (Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn) and the project website www.cityraillink.govt.nz will also continue to keep people informed.

“In the meantime, everyone stay safe and be well, and we look forward to getting back on site as soon as the shutdown is over,” Dr Sweeney says.


Ngā mihi   |  warm regards

Ewart Barnsley
Media Manager

City Rail Link Ltd | Level 2, 25 Teed Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023
PO Box 9681, Newmarket, Auckland 1149, New Zealand

+64 27 275 6868 | E ewart.barnsley@cityraillink.govt.nz


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