Man killed by train in Lower Hutt
A 59-year-old man is dead after being hit by a train this afternoon in Lower Hutt.
Police confirmed the death happened at Wingate train station and said they were alerted at 1.23pm.
Detective Inspector Shane Cotter said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances involved in the incident.
Buses were replacing trains north of Petone station until emergency services have cleared the scene.
A Tranz Metro spokeswoman said the train was the 12.55pm service from Wellington to Masterton.
Passengers remained on the train until it was given clearance to continue on to the next stop at Taita, where they were transferred to buses about 3pm.
The Hutt line re-opened just before 4pm with the 3.55pm Waterloo to Upper Hutt, 3.57pm express Wellington to Upper Hutt, 3.50pm Wellington to Taita and 4pm Upper Hutt to Wellington services all running.
An ambulance spokeswoman said they were alerted to the incident after calls from members of the public.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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