AUCKLAND Council's Governing Body has voted to defer the start of work on the $NZ 2.4bn ($US 1.89bn) City Rail Link (CRL), a 3.5km underground extension of the existing suburban line beneath the city centre until 2018-19, two years later than previously planned.
Windhoff faced a number of unusual challenges in equipping a new workshop in Auckland, New Zealand explains Windhoff's project manager, Wolfgang Klein-Katthöfer. The workshop will be used to maintain a fleet of CAF suburban EMUs which started to enter service on April 28.
THE Mayor of Auckland Mr Len Brown has officially unveiled the first emu for Auckland Transport, 57 of which were ordered from CAF in October 2011 as part of the $NZ 1.6bn ($US 1.3bn) upgrading and electrification of the city's suburban rail network.
NEW Zealand's government says it will pay up to half of the $NZ 2.86bn ($US 2.21bn) cost of constructing the proposed 3.5km underground City Rail Loop in Auckland. However, the timeframe for starting the project has been extended to 2020 with no completion date specified.