• Auckland trains to run at half speed for six months due to urgent track repairs

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  by David Benton
 
"Auckland rail commuters face six months of disruption after KiwiRail decided 100 kilometres of worn track should be replaced urgently.

From Monday, the network-wide speed limit will be cut from 80 kmh to just 40 kmh and Auckland Transport will cut the frequency of commuter services to 20 minutes, half the current peak level."
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/122437 ... ck-repairs
Seems a rather drastic speed reduction , over the entire network . Hopefully, repaired sections will be brought up to top speed again quickly.