Train stations could drop free Wi-Fi to stop gatherings

2:15 pm on 2 August 2019

Auckland Transport is looking at cutting off Wi-Fi at some of its train stations at night to improve security.

AUCKLAND  - MAY 26:MAXX train at platform in Britomart Transport Centre on May 26 2013.It designed to serve up to 10,500 passengers during the peak hour in its current configuration as a terminus

File photo. Photo: 123RF

The agency said it was one of the long-term options it was considering as it tried to deal with problems with groups of people gathering at stations after the last train left.

It said no decision has been made yet, but the move could be made in the future.

Auckland Transport was also working with the council on imposing liquor bans at its facilities, which will be done on a location by location basis.

It said Papakura in south Auckland will be a priority for the liquor ban, based on a recommendation from the police.

The agency was also working on increasing police patrols, installing more gates, lighting and CCTV cameras, and using more security guards at bus and train stations.