HUGE PROGRESS FOR AUCKLAND RAIL
A $40 million contract for the electric train depot in Auckland has been awarded to Downer. The 7650sq m depot in Wiri will house 28 trains and feature seven maintenance berths over a 4.4 ha site. The site is expected to one day hold 109 trains that will be progressively introduced into the Auckland railway system. Auckland Mayor Len Brown said the project was critical, “This is a significant step to getting Auckland moving, and having a world-class, modern transport system that this region needs”. Works are expected to begin this month and be completed by June 2013. For more information see our project listing at J138996.