Auckland trains are back up and running at a reduced
capacity, after a signal failure halted services this
Signals stopped working around 2.10pm, leaving three trains
stranded on tracks around the city and passengers waiting on
However, KiwiRail, which operates the signals, has reinstated
Services will now be running every 30 minutes on all lines,
said train operator Transdev.
"That is expected to increase as we get back to capacity,'' a
Transdev spokeswoman said.
However, customers are still being advised to use alternative
transport where possible, with AT HOP cards and rail tickets
acceptable on all buses this evening.
"We apologise for any inconvenience customers may have
experienced and we will be working closely with KiwiRail to
get train services running as frequently as possible for the
evening peak,'' said Transdev managing director, Terry Scott.
The signal failure, which affected both primary and secondary
systems, was fixed by 3.30pm, the company said.
KiwiRail are working to identify the cause of the outage.
Earlier, Transdev warned motorists to stay away from rail
tracks as barrier arms at level crossings were not working.
Three trains - Papakura, Sylvia Park and Wiri services - were
all halted during the outage, with passengers stranded on