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03 Oct 2019 | 03:11 AM UTC

New Zealand: Train disruptions across North Island following suspected bomb threat October 3

New Zealand News Alert

Transport authorities in Wellington announce disruptions after clearing bomb threat on October 3; delays and cancelations expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/3/2019, 11:59 PM (Pacific/Auckland). COUNTRY/REGION North Island


Transport authorities in Wellington announced disruptions to all rail services in North Island are expected through to evening (local time) on Thursday, October 3, after the National Train Control was evacuated following a suspected bomb threat. As of 15:35 on Thursday, authorities have allowed staff to return to Wellington Railway Station but have warned of cancelations and delays throughout the day, including in Wellington and Auckland.

An increased demand for alternative modes of transport is also expected in the coming hours. 


Individuals in North Island are advised to monitor developments to the situation, allow additional travel time, seek alternative routes or modes of transportation, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.


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