Auckland’s western line for trains shuts after fire near Avondale


A fire near the central Auckland suburb of Avondale has forced the western line of the railway to be closed.

A firefighter on scene at an incident. 6 July 2016.

(file image) Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Auckland Transport said power would be turned off on the train line until they got the all clear.

All services will move to the nearest platform in the meanwhile.

Commuters are advised to use buses as an alternative.

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