Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Trains are off!

Thought you'd take the train to Auckland?  Think again.  Until the 17th January no trains will enter Auckland via Remuera as the tracks have been removed.  As you can see from the image to the left, some of the rails have been lifted and placed on the platform.  Just like playing with a toy train set!

Quite amazing that you can lose one of the main rail routes into the largest city in the country whilst they lower the tracks in preparation for electrification of the network.  I suspect this disruption is just the start of many over the next year or so as preparations get under way for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Both lines have been lifted as you can see from the image below.

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