Delays and cancellations are possible on the Auckland train network during this afternoon’s peak due to a broken rail within the Britomart tunnel.
The fault is limiting the number of trains which can enter and exit the station.
Auckland Transport’s Group Manager AT Metro Operations, Brendon Main, says services will operate (except to Onehunga) but trains on the Eastern Line will be reduced capacity (three carriages). Most trains on the Southern and Western Lines will be six carriages. People travelling to Onehunga will need to take the Southern Line and change at Penrose to a train shuttle.
“We’re aiming to maintain the 10-minute frequency but trains will be very crowded.
“Britomart will be particularly busy between 4pm and 6:30pm so we’d ask our customers to try to travel outside these times, if possible.”
The same fault caused delays across the rail network earlier this morning.
KiwiRail is confident the repairs will be done overnight.