Wellington Train Derailment Report Released

Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) has released its report RO-2019-105 into the derailment of a freight train in Wellington Yard on 2 July 2019. This derailment blocked the rail lines into Wellington, and consequently made it impossible for suburban passenger trains to enter or leave the Wellington Station platforms for many hours. The findings of… Continue reading Wellington Train Derailment Report Released

No Likelihood Of Commuter Passenger Trains In Greater Christchurch For Another Generation

As is abundantly clear this site is a champion of local commuter rail services in Greater Christchurch. This issue came to the fore in the current generation when the Labour government offered $100 million to establish a commuter rail service between Christchurch and Rolleston prior to the 2017 election. The promise, however, has turned out… Continue reading No Likelihood Of Commuter Passenger Trains In Greater Christchurch For Another Generation

Level Crossing Accident At Boundary Road, Papakura, Auckland

A level crossing accident took place at Boundary Road level crossing, Papakura, Auckland, around 9 am today, 30 June 2021. A Toyota RAV-4 car was clipped by a train on the crossing and a barrier arm was damaged. The driver of the car escaped with only minor injuries. The Boundary Road level crossing is in… Continue reading Level Crossing Accident At Boundary Road, Papakura, Auckland