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15-102 Electric locomotive fire at Palmerston North Terminal, 24 November 2015
Volume R183 4 Safety Recommendations of which 4 are open
Published on Thursday, April 13, 2017
On Tuesday 24 November 2015 at about 1830, a KiwiRail Holdings Limited (KiwiRail) light freight locomotive (EF30157) caught fire while parked at the Palmerston North rail depot.

The Fire Service attended, but the fire was not extinguished until later that evening at 2023. The locomotive's transformer compartment suffered fire damage. No-one was injured during the incident.

The...
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14-103 Passenger train collisions with Melling Station stop block, 15 April 2013 and 27 May 2014
Volume R181 6 Safety Recommendations of which 3 are open
Published on Thursday, December 08, 2016
On 15 April 2013 a two-car Matangi passenger train was operating the service from Wellington to Melling Station. As the train was slowing on the approach to Melling Station it encountered slippery track conditions, and despite the efforts of the train driver the train collided with the stop block just past the station platform. The train was damaged and three passengers received first aid,... Read more

14-104 Express freight train striking hi-rail excavator within a protected work area, Raurimu Spiral, North Island Main Trunk line, 17 June 2014
Volume R182 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Thursday, December 08, 2016
On 17 June 2014 a track maintenance work area had been established between National Park and Raurimu on the North Island Main Trunk line. Part of the work involved the use of an excavator designed to operate on the rails.

Prior to the work group starting work, two trains were scheduled to pass through the area. The first train passed through without incident. The rail protection...
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13-103 Passenger train collisions with Melling Station stop block, 15 April 2013 and 27 May 2014
Volume R181 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Thursday, December 08, 2016
On 15 April 2013 a two-car Matangi passenger train was operating the service from Wellington to Melling Station. As the train was slowing on the approach to Melling Station it encountered slippery track conditions, and despite the efforts of the train driver the train collided with the stop block just past the station platform. The train was damaged and three passengers received first aid,... Read more

15-101 Pedestrian fatality, Morningside Drive pedestrian level crossing, West Auckland, 29 January 2015
Volume R180 4 Safety Recommendations of which 3 are open
Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016
Morningside Station in Auckland consists of an 'island platform' where the northbound and southbound rail tracks pass either side of the platform. At one end of the platform pedestrians have to walk down a fenced ramp to join a pedestrian level crossing, which is part of the Morningside Drive road level crossing. At the bottom of the platform ramp pedestrians have to turn either left or right to... Read more

14-101 Collision between heavy road vehicle and the Northern Explorer passenger train, Te Onetea Road level crossing, Rangiriri, 27 February 2014
Volume R179 2 Safety Recommendations of which 2 are open
Published on Thursday, June 23, 2016
On Thursday 27 February 2014 the Northern Explorer passenger train was on its journey from Auckland to Wellington. The train passed through Te Kauwhata station at 0937 with 108 passengers and five crew on board, heading towards the Te Onetea Road level crossing about 3.5 kilometres further south.

Meanwhile a truck and long low-loader carrying a road roller was travelling along the no-exit...
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12-103 Derailment of freight Train 229, Rangitawa-Maewa, North Island Main Trunk, 3 May 2012
Volume R178 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Thursday, June 02, 2016
A KiwiRail Holdings Limited freight train (Train 229) consisting of two locomotives hauling 33 wagons was travelling from Auckland to Wellington overnight on 2 and 3 May 2012.

At 0034 on 3 May one of four sets of wheels on the fifth wagon derailed. The wagon was dragged for nearly three kilometres in that state to a rail junction at Maewa, about 22 kilometres north of Palmerston North,...
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12-105 Unsafe recovery from wrong-route at Wiri Junction, 31 August 2012
Volume R177 0 Safety Recommendations of which 0 are open
Published on Thursday, May 19, 2016
On Friday 31 August 2012 a scheduled Auckland metropolitan passenger train was travelling south from Britomart Station to Manukau Station. The train had stopped at Puhinui Station to exchange passengers. While it was sitting at the station, train control set the wrong route for the train through Wiri Junction. The route was set to take the train straight through to Papakura instead of diverging... Read more

13-107 Express freight MP16 derailment, Mercer, North Island Main Trunk, 3 September 2013
Volume R176 1 Safety Recommendation of which 1 is open
Published on Thursday, April 14, 2016
On Tuesday 3 September 2013 an express freight train operated by KiwiRail was travelling from Tauranga to Auckland. The train consisted of a single locomotive hauling 36 wagons, 14 of which were conveying hazardous goods.

At about 0300, as the train was approaching Mercer, a wheel-bearing on the 20th wagon behind the locomotive failed, resulting in that wagon derailing and tipping onto...
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13-104 Derailment of metro passenger Train 8219 Wellington, 20 May 2013
Volume R174 2 Safety Recommendations of which 2 are open
Published on Thursday, September 17, 2015
On Monday 20 May 2013, Train 8219 was the scheduled Tranz Metro passenger train travelling from Porirua to Wellington. The train was an electric multiple unit consisting of four passenger coaches.

At 0743 the rear coach of the train derailed as it was entering Wellington Station limits. Four of the 315 passengers on board the train received minor injuries. The derailed coach remained...
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