21 Jun 2011

Work begins to right derailed train

9:59 am on 21 June 2011

An operation is underway to right a KiwiRail freight train that partially derailed near Kaikoura.

The north-bound service of 30 wagons and two locomotives struck a slip between Claverley and Oaro about 11am on Monday.

A locomotive driver suffered minor injuries in the incident.

KiwiRail says recovery efforts could take much of Tuesday.