7 Jan 2015

Accident disrupts train services

5:35 pm on 7 January 2015

Train services in the Hutt Valley look set to be disrupted for some time after a vehicle struck a rail overbridge at Silverstream about 1.30pm this afternoon.

KiwiRail said the accident caused significant damage to the bridge span.

Company engineers have inspected the bridge and said repairs needed to be undertaken before full services could resume.

As a result, Tranz Metro services between Taita and Upper Hutt stations were being replaced by buses.

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