Auckland train users face year-long disruption due to major track upgrades

Published on 3/10/2022 at 8:00 am.

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Auckland rail commuters are facing their greatest disruption ever, with a series of line closures extending out more than year as a new round of track upgrade work begins.

The Southern and Onehunga Lines will close for three months over summer – an extension of the usual three-week summer works shutdown – while the Eastern Line will close for much of 2023.

“This will be devastating for confidence in the rail network and in the wider public transport system,” Matt Lowrie, from urban advocacy group Greater Auckland, said.

Track operator KiwiRail and Auckland Transport said the extended shutdowns were needed while the rock foundations for the network were upgraded in preparation for future growth.

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