Delays after Kapiti train derailment

21:25, Jan 20 2013

Tomorrow morning's commuters will experience delays due to the derailment of a train on the Kapiti line earlier this afternoon.

A freight train wagon travelling from Hamilton to Welllington derailed between Plimmerton and Pukerua Bay train stations about 11.45am, a Kiwirail spokesperson said.

There were no injuries and as the wagon had remained upright, the cargo was not thought to be damaged.

The section of track where the accident occurred will reopen later tonight, but a speed restriction will be in place and will cause delays for services tomorrow morning.

Two services will be replaced by bus and one service has been cancelled. The services affected are:

• 5:00am from Waikanae to Wellington will be replaced by buses

• 5:30am from Waikanae to Wellington will be replaced by buses

• 5:52am from Wellington to Waikanae is cancelled

• 5:47am from Wellington to Plimmerton will depart at 5:52am and will stop all stations


The Dominion Post