Britomart terminal leaks as water feature removed

By Sarah Harris

Construction work is under way  at Britomart Transport Centre. Photo / Greg Bowker
Construction work is under way at Britomart Transport Centre. Photo / Greg Bowker

Britomart wet the feet of commuters when it sprung a leak today.

A water feature was being removed today as part of work to upgrade Britomart Transport Centre and develop the City Rail Link.

Auckland Transport media relations manager Mark Hannan said there was a bit of a leak as they drained and moved the water feature.

"It's not serious, there was a small leak by the gateline, which as a precaution has been cordoned off as a slip hazard. But it's not causing any delays.

"The water feature has been emptied now, we're just waiting for it to dry out."

The station will stay open and will be accessible from Tyler, Galway and Lower Queen Street, as well as the eastern entrance at Takutai Square.

A new entrance facility will be built in Commerce Street to replicate the facilities in the historic Chief Post Office building which will be closed early next year to allow the rail link tunnels to be built beneath.

The temporary station entrance will be completed in early 2017 and will house the ticketing office, retail units and will function as the main entrance to the station.

Phase two will begin once the temporary station entrance is complete and is expected to be completed in 2020.

During construction bus shelters and the drop-off and pickup area will be removed with alternative drop-off and mobility parking on Galway Street.

Two delivery and service vehicle spaces will also be available on Tyler Street.

- NZ Herald

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