Trains back in action after fire

Last updated 12:19 10/07/2014
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On the track to nowhere: A commuter train bides its time on the Kapiti line between between Plimmerton and Pukerua Bay. Photo: CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRFAX NZ

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Train services on the Kapiti line have returned to normal after a fire, sparked by a train, closed the line through the morning peak.

Eighteen train services had to be cancelled, with some bus replacements, as a result of the fire, a Tranz Metro spokesman said.

The fire started about 7am near Pukerua Bay, north of Porirua.It was caused by a faulty pantograph - the part that connects the train to the overhead wires - which damaged the overhead wires.

The cable was replaced and services resumed on the line at noon.

A Fire Service spokesman said the vegetation fire covered about 10 square metres near the railway line. 
It was mostly put out by 7.30am.

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