Person killed by passenger train

A person was hit and killed by a passenger train north of Wellington this afternoon.

The incident occurred at the Linden Ave train station in Tawa about 4.50pm, said Inspector Marty Parker of the central police communications centre.

The southbound train was crowded with passengers travelling towards Wellington.

Buses were replacing trains while police examined the scene.

Victim Support was offering assistance to witnesses.

The cause is unknown at this stage.

 

Add a Comment

Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter