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Auckland trains resume after second shutdown in five days

Auckland train services resume after second shutdown in five days

Auckland train services were interrupted morning due to a KiwiRail signalling issue - the second time this has happened in a week.

people getting on
and off a train at a platform

Photo: RNZ / Laura Tupou

Commuters were stranded because the trains had to stop while the problem was sorted out.

Scheduled buses were accepting purchased train tickets and AT HOP cards, Auckland Transport said.

Trains started moving again after about half an hour, although Auckland Transport said the Onehunga Line was still suspended. Customers could transfer to an Onehunga Line shuttle at Penrose Station Platform 3.

Eastern, Western and Southern train lines are now running as normal.

It's the second signal failure in a week.

The Auckland rail network was shut down by a similar issue on Friday morning, when the system failed at 11.15am, stopping all trains on the network for an hour and a half.

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