Train derailed

Last updated 12:05 11/12/2013

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A wheel of a train locomotive jumped off the track at Spring Creek this morning, as it entered the KiwiRail yard.  

A KiwiRail spokeswoman said the tail-end of the northbound train blocked the Ferry Rd crossing for just over an hour.

A second locomotive was used to move the wagons out of the way, just before 11am.

Swampys Backpackers owner Rae Dempster said Ferry Rd was blocked by the train at about 10.45am but was now open.

She heard a man directing traffic saying the train had derailed but she couldn't see any sign of this from the backpackers on Ferry Rd.




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