16 Aug 2019

Wellington trains running at lower capacity

7:01 am on 16 August 2019

Some trains in and out of Wellington this morning will be running at reduced capacity after more than a dozen were taken out of service yesterday.

Fifteen trains had to be checked for damage after an overhead power fault yesterday morning.

The fault - which has now been repaired - caused widespread delays for commuters.

Trains were out of action for most of the day after a new mast was incorrectly installed by contractors on Wednesday night in Hutt Valley as part of the $300 million project to upgrade Wellington's network.

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