Auckland trains resume after second shutdown in five days

Published: Wed 19 Jun 2019 10:11 AM
Auckland train services resume after second shutdown in five days
Auckland train services were interrupted morning due to a KiwiRail signalling issue - the second time this has happened in a week.
Photo: RNZ / Laura Tupou
Commuters were stranded because the trains had to stop while the problem was sorted out.
Scheduled buses were accepting purchased train tickets and AT HOP cards, Auckland Transport said.
Trains started moving again after about half an hour, although Auckland Transport said the Onehunga Line was still suspended. Customers could transfer to an Onehunga Line shuttle at Penrose Station Platform 3.
Eastern, Western and Southern train lines are now running as normal.
It's the second signal failure in a week.
The Auckland rail network was shut down by a similar issue on Friday morning, when the system failed at 11.15am, stopping all trains on the network for an hour and a half.
KiwiRail Signal Issue has been resolved and services are slowly returning to normal. Please listen for service announcements. Thank you for your patience.— Auckland Transport (@AklTransport) June 18, 2019
Apologies, but some of this page's content can only be viewed on the desktop version of the site.
@AklTransport @GreaterAKL You’re gunna need a bigger bus— Bob Jewers (@BobJewers) June 18, 2019
Apologies, but some of this page's content can only be viewed on the desktop version of the site.
New Zealand's public broadcaster, providing comprehensive NZ news and current affairs, specialist audio features and documentaries.
Radio New Zealand is a Crown entity established under the Radio New Zealand Act 1995. Radio New Zealand News are vital elements in our programming, providing impartial news and information to New Zealanders every day. Radio New Zealand (RNZ) provides listeners with exciting and independent radio programmes in accordance with the Radio New Zealand Charter.

Next in Comment

U.S. Empire: Biden And Kerry Gave Orders To Ukraine’s President
By: Eric Zuesse
Budget Cockups In The Time Of Coronavirus: Reporting Errors And Australia’s JobKeeper Scheme
By: Binoy Kampmark
COVID-19: Just Recovery
By: Betsan Martin and Michael Pringle
Are New Zealand's New COVID-19 Laws And Powers Really A Step Towards A Police State?
By: The Conversation
Universal Versus Targeted Assistance, A Muddled Dichotomy
By: Keith Rankin
Welcome Deaths: Coronavirus And The Open Plan Office
By: Binoy Kampmark
Do You Consent To The New Cold War?
By: Caitlin Johnstone
Why Thinking Makes It So: Donald Trump’s Obamagate Fixation
By: Binoy Kampmark
On The Ethics (and Some Of The Economics) Of Lifting The Lockdown
By: Gordon Campbell
Brutal Choices: Anders Tegnell And Sweden’s Herd Immunity Goal
By: Binoy Kampmark
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media