An Australian company has suspended operations at the New Zealand railway after a major earthquake and tsunami in the Pacific Ocean.
Key points:Rail services have been suspended from July 21 to July 27The company says there is “no significant risk to passengers”The company said the earthquake and tsunamis are expected to continue for weeks or monthsSource: News24 article The Australian Rail Company (ARCC) said it has suspended services between Auckland and Wellington for two weeks and New Zealand Railways (NZR) has also suspended rail services between Christchurch and Wellington.
A spokesperson for ARCC said it was suspending the services due to a “major earthquake and/or tsunami event that occurred on July 21st and continues to move”.
“We are working with NZR to provide assistance to affected customers, and the safety and security of our employees is of utmost importance,” the spokesperson said.
“Our focus is on customers and our safety, and we do not anticipate any significant risk from this event.”ARCC said the company had no significant risk, and it had “no other information to share at this time”.
The spokesperson said there was “no indication of a significant risk” to passengers and that all passengers should check their tickets.NZR said the safety of its employees and its crews was of utmost concern, and all affected customers were advised to check their ticket and to report any problems to their operator.
The spokesperson also said there had been no major incidents involving passengers.