8 May 2015

Wellington rail resumes after train fire

9:05 am on 8 May 2015

Rail traffic on the main trunk line into Wellington has resumed after being delayed after a freight train caught fire about 6.30am, just south of Paekakariki.

No one was hurt in the fire but the train stopped immediately near Paekakariki, blocking one track of the Kapiti line.

Fire crews blocked the other track as they dealt with the the blaze.

The extent of the damage is unknown.