37 days ago

Trains to stop running on parts of Eastern line

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Trains will not run on the Eastern line between Britomart and Otahuhu for the next two weeks.

This will pave the way for Kiwi Rail to finish replacing worn rail on the line from January 25 until February 8.

Auckland Transport will be running bus replacements and freight trains will be re-routed through Newmarket.

The Eastern line was closed for four weeks last year while a section of track was fixed between Orakei and Otahuhu.

The focus this time is on replacing rail and sleepers along the Hobson Bay causeway, said Kiwi Rail's chief operating officer Todd Moyle.

Kiwi Rail teams are also continuing to work around the clock to replace rail on the Western line, Moyle said.

“We appreciate it’s frustrating for train users who are returning to work and still facing travel disruptions."

"We’ve been working hard this summer and have made good progress with the required work and are nearing the end of major disruptions. "

The Western line will reopen on February 2.

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