Auckland train services are starting to move again after
hundreds of Auckland train commuters were left stranded at
An announcement was made about 6.25pm that no trains were
running due to a signal failure in Wellington.
By 7pm, Auckland Transport said signals were now operational,
but passengers should still expect "significant delays".
Western Line trains between Newmarket and Swanson are
operating, although they are also subject to delays.
At the news, people poured out of Britomart in their
hundreds, seeking buses and taxis.
The 'twitterverse' has already witnessed angry Auckland
commuters venting about their change in plans.
Neala Killalea asked whether Auckland Transport would refund
"Britomart is empty, half an hour after my train was supposed
Fellow commuter Faith-Ashleigh Wong was also unimpressed with
the technical issues.
"So annoying that we're stuck at Britomart about 2 minutes
from the platform.So close yet so far."
But Twitter user 'jerro70' is unlucky enough to be stuck on a
train just outside of Britomart station when the signals
failed and has been there for over 30 minutes.
"Staff do not appear to know what is going on," he tweeted
from within the carriage.
"Why is there no Auckland backup control? #useless," tweeted
It's the second time this year that Auckland commuters have
been left stranded after an issue in Wellington.
In April, the Auckland region's entire rail network was
crippled and all trains on the network were ordered to a halt
after signals and radio communications between KiwiRail's
national control centre in the capital and Auckland were cut.