13 Feb 2024

AT: Train services could be cancelled every day until March

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 13 February 2024

The commuter chaos continues in Auckland , train passengers could be facing weeks of disruption and, worst case scenario, it could continue through until March.

Auckland Transport said today 19 services have been cancelled in the peak period from 3pm to 6pm.

The main line impacted is the Southern line, which runs through Newmarket.

Services to the West and East of the city have also been affected. The cancellations are because of 'heat' affecting the railway lines, forcing the trains to go slower.

Yesterday, 80 services were cancelled. Meanwhile Auckland's Mayor has called a meeting with the heads of KiwiRail, Auckland Transport and One Rail for a 'please explain'.

The Head of the Newmarket Business Association Mark Knoff-Thomas speaks to Jimmy Ellingham.