Southland line affected after train derails

Video: supplied

KiwiRail estimates it could take up to a week to repair a Southland line after a train derailed this morning.

The freight service was carrying empty coal wagons to Nightcaps when it came off the tracks at Wrights Bush on the Ohai- Invercargill line about 8.30am.

A KiwiRail spokesman said there were no injuries, however, there had been some damage to the track and rolling stock.

It would take up to a week to recover the wagons and complete any necessary repairs to the line.

While the cause of the accident was not clear at this stage, the company would conduct a full investigation.

abbey.palmer@odt.co.nz

The freight service was carrying empty coal wagons to Nightcaps when it came off the tracks at...
The freight service was carrying empty coal wagons to Nightcaps when it came off the tracks at Wrights Bush. Photo: supplied

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