24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: City Rail Link construction to halt immediately

11:12 am on 24 March 2020

Construction at all City Rail Link sites will stop immediately for a minimum of four weeks as the country moves into alert level four in its Covid-19 response.

City Rail Link: works at corner of Albert and Victoria Street.

City Rail Link works at corner of Albert and Victoria Streets in 2016. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

CRL chief executive Sean Sweeney said the priority was to ensure the safety of all staff and security on-site.

"We will ensure that appropriate measures are put in place to keep each site and the surrounding areas safe."

Many of the involved staff were working from home and would continue to do so in the shutdown, Dr Sweeney said.

"We are doing everything we can to ensure that we are well placed to come out of the blocks very fast when the restart call is given."

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