RO-2020-104

Photo of the level crossing near the location of this incident
The level crossing near the location of this incident
Hi-Rail vehicle, track occupancy incident, Ruakura, 21 September 2020
Status
Current
Occurrence Date
Jurisdiction
NZ
This track occupancy incident occurred at Ruakura near Hamilton, at about 8am on 21 September 2020, involving a Hi-Rail vehicle - a dual-mode vehicle able to operate both on rail tracks and elsewhere.

The circumstances reported to date are that the Hi-Rail vehicle was on a section of track authorised for an approaching train. There could have been a collision, but by the time the train passed through this track section, the Hi-Rail vehicle had exited the track. No damage was reported and nobody was injured.

[As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings].
Location
Ruakura (-37.774606,175.323749) [may be approximate]