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Buses being used as trains getting back up and running

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02 September 2016

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Buses being used as trains getting back up and running

 

Auckland Transport is using buses between Newmarket and Britomart while trains get back up and running.

The Newmarket to Britomart rail line was shut down by KiwiRail, the lines’ owner, as a precaution following the Tsunami threat.

Auckland Civil Defence has activated its Emergency Control Centre and is monitoring the threat of tsunami waves following the 7.0 earthquake of East Cape this morning.

In line with Ministry of Civil Defence advice issued this morning, and while we are monitoring the situation, the following applies to Auckland’s EAST COAST, people should:

1. Stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries, including boating activities)

2. Stay off beaches and shore areas

3. Do not go sightseeing

4. Share this information with family, neighbours and friends

5. Listen to the radio and/or TV for updates

6. Follow instructions of local civil defence authorities.

Auckland Civil Defence is NOT initiating any evacuation orders at this stage.

 ENDS

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