City Rail Link Ltd, the Government-Auckland Council company developing the rail tunnels out of Britomart Station, will make 10,000 tickets available through iTicket from this Wednesday, 6 November.
Walkers will be let through in 10 sessions, 1000 to a session, between 8am and the last entry at 5pm on the Sunday, covering the 600m from Britomart, under Lower Queen St to Lower Albert St and back again.
CRL chief executive Dr Sean Sweeney said: “This will be a rare opportunity for people to enjoy a brief snapshot of New Zealand’s largest-ever infrastructure project being built right under the city – we have a lot to celebrate.
“It’s a great chance for us to say, ‘Thank you’ to people for the support they are giving the project, and for us to show off some of the outstanding engineering behind a project that will reshape the way Aucklanders travel.”
Dr Sweeney warned that space in the tunnels is confined, so there will be no access for bikes, prams, pushchairs, scooters or skateboards.
- Tickets will be free and limited to 6/person
- When tickets become available, people will need to nominate the time of their visit
- The tunnels are not suitable for people who have a fear of being in a confined space, and there are low levels of lighting underground
- People are encouraged to wear sensible, flat shoes
- Entry & exit from the tunnels will be through the Britomart station
- Remember, this is a sneak peek into a live construction environment and the tunnels are still being built – as such, people should be prepared for dust, loud noises & uneven surfaces. Asthmatics should bring inhalers.
- Tickets through iTicket from Wednesday 6 November
Attribution: City Rail Link.