10 Feb 2020

Auckland trains mostly back to normal tomorrow after signal box damaged

9:51 pm on 10 February 2020

Most Auckland trains will be back to normal in the morning, after disruptions today when a fire damaged a signal box.

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

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Auckland Transport says Southern lines will operate at a reduced frequency of every 20 minutes.

And travellers between Onehunga and Britomart will have to transfer at Penrose.

Anyone going from Britomart to Onehunga will have to travel to Otahuhu, and then transfer to Penrose.

This morning, train services on the Onehunga line were running between Onehunga and Penrose only, after a fire at Newmarket caused the signalling box to fail, Auckland Transport said.

There were no trains to Penrose, Ellerslie, Greenlane, Remuera and Newmarket this morning. On other lines, services had ran every 20 minutes.

Auckland Transport advised that the signal box continued to affect some train services this afternoon, when KiwiRail advised that repairs would be likely to take the rest of the day.