Sections of Auckland’s rail network will be closed from early 2023 into 2025 for work to be carried out on track foundations, Stuff reports. But disability advocate and wheelchair user Red Nicholson said this could be harmful to disabled people if adequate replacement services aren’t made available. “Trains allow people with reduced mobility to get off or on entirely independently so you can board and disembark without someone else helping you.” Trains also had voice software that read aloud the coming stops, enabling blind and vision impaired to navigate their way around.