Auckland trains back to usual timetable on Tuesday as industrial action withdrawn

Auckland trains will be back to normal on Tuesday.
Auckland trains will be back to normal on Tuesday. Photo credit: Supplied

Auckland train schedules will be back to normal on Tuesday after an agreement was reached between Transdev and the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU).

Trains have been operating on a temporary reduced frequency timetable for the past week as a result of industrial action by the RMTU.

Members of the RMTU had been annoyed at a plan for driver-only trains, saying they aren't safe.

While industrial action was set to last until March 16, it was called off on Monday after the union came to an agreement with Transdev.

"Both parties are committed to improving safety on the network and have agreed to explore rail operating model options to achieve this," the organisations said in a joint statement on Monday.

A Transdev spokesperson said the overtime ban was immediately lifted upon this agreement, and the timetable will be back to normal on Tuesday.

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