Morning derailment at Kaiwharawhara stops all Wellington train services

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A morning derailment stopped all Wellington train services for most of the day today.

A KiwiRail spokesperson said the derailment had involved the 7.43am train from Porirua and there were no reported injuries.

Here’s how the train operator provided a slow flow of information:

News from Trans Metro at 8.28
Due to an operational incident, all services on the Hutt Valley, Kapiti and Wairarapa line have been postponed. More details to follow soon.

Tweet from Tranz Metro at 8.46
We have a derailed train near Kaiwharawhara, we are working hard to both clear a line and organise buses.

News from Tranz Metro at 9:08am
Services are still suspended, expect significant delays. Please take alternative transport when possible.

News from Tranz Metro at 9.44
Buses are replacing trains between Petone and Wellington until further notice. Expect significant delays. Updates to follow
Buses are replacing trains between Porirua and Wellington until further notice. Expect significant delays. Updates to follow

Tweet from Tranz Metro at 9.47
we are detraining passengers to Kaiwharawhara where possible, where a bus will take you to Wellington. Thanks for your patience

News from Tranz Metro at 11.09
Due to an earlier derailment, passengers can expect delays on all services and some bus replacement. See information on the electronic signs at stations for details.

3:03pm Services on the Kapiti Line will run half hourly from 3.14pm to 6.44pm with extra seating. More info on our website.

3:02pm Services on the Hutt Valley Line will run half hourly from 3.05pm to 6.35pm with extra seating.

3:15pm Melling services are cancelled between Wellington and Petone, use Hutt Valley Line services then buses from Petone to Melling.

6.33pm Services on the Kapiti Line have returned to normal timetable following an earlier derailment. We thank you for your patience today.
Services on the Hutt Valley Line have returned to normal timetable following an earlier derailment. We thank you for your patience today.

 

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