25 Aug 2011

Hundreds disrupted after car crashes onto tracks

7:25 pm on 25 August 2011

Wellington trains are running again after they were halted by a car that crashed off the Petone motorway overbridge on to the rail lines.

The wreck stopped all rush-hour train services between Wellington and Hutt Valley as well as Masterton from just after 4pm on Thursday.

The tracks have since been cleared. Earlier, TranzMetro organised buses to transport hundreds of commuters stranded.

The car's driver, who apparently miscalculated a lane change, has minor injuries.