Auckland commuter disruption

Attributable to KiwiRail Group Chief Operating Officer Todd Moyle

An electrical fire in a signal cabinet has damaged signalling to the south of Newmarket on the Auckland metro network this morning.

The fire has been extinguished and KiwiRail staff are on site and will restore the system as quickly as possible.

We are working with TransDev to reroute Southern Line trains along the Eastern Line from Otahuhu. At this point, the heaviest impact is limited to trains running between Penrose and Newmarket. Western Line trains continue to operate.

We apologise for the inconvenience to Auckland commuters but safety must be paramount.

The cause will be investigated.