A train derailment in Auckland has resulted in two train
workers being hospitalised.
Transdev Auckland, formerly Veolia Transport Auckland, said
an empty train came off the tracks near Westfield junction in
Otahuhu just before 2am.
The company, which is contracted to Aucklant Transport, said
the empty train was being pulled by a locomotive and was
travelling southbound to the Westfield Depot.
"The locomotive and first carriage left the track, with the
locomotive coming to rest on its side and the carriage
remaining upright," the company said in a statement.
"Right now our thoughts are with our two staff who were on
the train - a driver and train manager. Both have had a
significant shock and we are focused on supporting them this
morning," Transdev Auckland chief operating officer Martin
The two workers sustained minor injuries and have now been
released from hospital, Transdev Auckland stated.
Mr Kearney said Transdev and KiwiRail would be investigating
Buses are currently replacing trains between Otahuhu and
Britomart on Auckland's southern line.