RO-2019-103

The derailed wagons at the incident site. Photo: TAIC
The derailed wagons at the incident site. Photo: TAIC
Freight train, derailment, junction between the Main North and Napier lines, 4 April 2019
Status
Current
Occurrence Date
Jurisdiction
NZ
The Commission is investigating a train derailment at Palmerston North at about 10pm on 4 April 2019.

The reported circumstances are that a loaded freight train was travelling from Palmerston North to Napier when it derailed at the junction between the Main North and Napier lines. Six wagons derailed and spilled their load of logs.

[As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings.]
Location
junction between the Main North and Napier lines (-40.325480,175.628750) [may be approximate]