9 Jan 2012

Slip closes part of Wellington train line

4:28 pm on 9 January 2012

Part of the Johnsonville train line in Wellington will remain closed for the rest of Monday due to a slip blocking the track.

The track was closed at 6am after rocks and dirt came down near Wadestown during heavy rain on Sunday.

Buses have replaced the service as far as Ngaio, then commuters can catch the train to Johnsonville.

KiwiRail says workers clearing the debris hope to reopen the line on Tuesday.