Britomart’s new temporary entrance is open

The new temporary entrance at Britomart, which I’ll refer to as ‘the shed’ and is needed while the City Rail Link is built under the old Chief Post Office (CPO), is now able to be used by the public. From next week the CPO will close making the shed the main entry to the station and the only way to access it at the western end – the entrance under the EY building is unaffected.…
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Are we getting the Public Space Outcome at Britomart the City Needs?

One of best things Auckland is getting as a result of the great upgrade that is the City Rail Link is, at last, a proper urban public square in precisely the right place. The section of Lower Queen St in front of the grand old CPO that is now the Britomart train station, once void of all vehicles, will become the most important bit of paving in the city.…
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New Buildings at Britomart

Britomart has been an outstanding success, both from the train station – which is way ahead of patronage projections – and the redevelopment of the precinct around the station which has turned the area from one of the most run down and avoided into one of Auckland’s best urban destinations.…
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