Talks go off the rails

The Dominion Post - - News -

Auck­land is brac­ing for a rail strike that will see an ad­di­tional 35,000 com­muters added to rush-hour traf­fic to­day. Trains will not be op­er­at­ing be­tween 2am to­day and 2am to­mor­row. The Rail and Mar­itime Trans­port Union has called the strike in protest, af­ter French-owned train op­er­a­tor Trans­dev re­fused to drop plans to in­tro­duce driver-only trains. At the moment, all com­muter trains in Auck­land have a uni­formed staff mem­ber work­ing along­side the driver to keep pas­sen­gers safe. Auck­land Trans­port said it had not been given enough no­tice to bring ex­tra buses in from out­side the city.

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