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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. https://t.co/nFoC0dAHCP— Auckland Transport (@AklTransport) June 18, 2019
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@AklTransport @GreaterAKL You’re gunna need a bigger bus pic.twitter.com/bFFD1W1Ulh— Bob Jewers (@BobJewers) June 18, 2019
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