14 Nov 2009

Picton goods train derails

5:32 pm on 14 November 2009

KiwiRail says it plans to thoroughly investigate the cause of a goods train derailment in the Picton railyards on Saturday morning.

The second locomotive of the train tipped on its side and a wagon went partly off the track at about 10am.

The incident caused delays to goods trains and vehicle traffic until the line was cleared at about 1.30pm.

A KiwiRail spokesperson, Kevin Ramshaw, says it will take some time to find out what happened.

The driver was not injured.