Bad Start To The Week


The sad death of a man on the tracks at Avondale about 6.45am today showed how the impact of such an incident can led to problems for hundreds.

The Western line between Henderson and Morningside was disrupted for over 2 hours until 9am.

Avondale incident | @cranz

This led to a flow on effect on buses.  I gave up waiting for a bus because of overcrowding presumably from those unable to get a train.

Southern motorway accident "could have been prevented"

Let’s hope such an incident does not happen during the RWC2011.




  1. LarryH says:

    No one I have spoken to seems to have gotten a TXT from the MAXX service notifying them of the service cancellations.

  2. James Pole says:

    They sent out 2 text to advise two services were cancelled — ironically one was for the service I usually catch! But that was it.

  3. ingolfson says:

    Please don’t tell me it was crossing the northern-side level ped crossing that was supposed to be a bridge?

    Probably not, but it would be such a sad, poignant commentary on cost cutting. Ah well, I better stop commenting more until I know more.

  4. Martin says:

    The sooner all of the Auckland rail network is fenced off and road crossings removed the better for all concerned.

  5. George D says:

    Better track safety and controlled pedestrian crossings are needed now.

  6. terry says:

    are we ready for rwc i dont think so our train service is a shambles

  7. urbanlocal says:

    Fences and other safety improvements, as good as they are, will not stop someone who intentionally wishes to access the tracks as may have been the case here. But like ingolfson, I should wait for further details.


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