The Te Huia train photographed in early 2021
Te Huia train carriages photographed in early 2021| Photo supplied
Passenger train Te Huia, parting, Pukekohe,19 July 2021
Occurrence Date
The “Te Huia” passenger train from Auckland to Hamilton experienced a decoupling of carriages. Automatic braking activated and all rolling stock came to a halt. All passengers and crew were moved to the front carriage. The train was recoupled and travelled to Pukekohe station where all passengers disembarked. The empty train continued towards Hamilton and parted a second time. No fatalities and no injuries to passengers or crew.

[As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings]