Bridge Strike Silverstream

07 January 2015 4:04PM

Tranz Metro services between Taita and Upper Hutt stations are being replaced by buses after a truck struck the Silverstream rail bridge this afternoon.

The accident occurred at approximately 1.30pm causing significant damage to the bridge span. KiwiRail engineers have inspected the bridge and repairs need to be undertaken before full services can resume.  

Tranz Metro services between Taita and Upper Hutt are bus replaced until further notice and passengers are advised to check the Tranz Metro website for updates – www.tranzmetro.co.nz

Wairarapa services are running as trains but passengers are advised to plan significant delays on the Hutt Line. 

Further updates will be provided as more information is available.  

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