Auckland rail disruption: 'Handful' of tracks might need urgent closure - News Summed Up

Auckland rail disruption: 'Handful' of tracks might need urgent closure


KiwiRail is keeping a close eye on several badly-worn sections of track in Auckland after the downtown Britomart terminus closed for a day for urgent track repairs. Auckland Transport does not expect to have the full commuter network back to normal until February 2021. Moyle said a technical working group involving KiwiRail, Auckland Transport, Spanish train-builder CAF, and operator Transdev would look for the causes, but doubted it would be one single factor. Parts of the 190km Auckland network have already been replaced after wear problems first surfaced 12-18 months ago, but the network has rails of varying age. Auckland Transport/Supplied 15 additional trains are being shipped from Spain to Auckland but their introduction is delayed by track failures.


Source: Stuff September 21, 2020 04:52 UTC



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