Wellington train services resume

22 July 2013 1:01PM

Following the completion of inspections to check on any damage to the rail network after last night’s magnitude 6.5 earthquake, the Hutt Valley, Wairarapa, Johnsonville and the Waikanae lines have all been reopened to rail services.

Tranz Metro will be operating a half hourly timetable from 1pm for the rest of the day, but plan to resume normal operations tomorrow.

Wellington City Council  and Civil Defence are still asking people to avoid the Wellington CBD area for the rest of the day to give crews time to fully assess and clean up any damage.

Passengers also need to be aware that if there any strong aftershocks, services may need to be stopped while track inspections are again undertaken.

Tranz Metro will be updating its website regularly and is urging customers to check the information before they travel at www.tranzmetro.co.nz.


Media Contact: Kimberley Brady, Communications Manager, (04) 498 3181 or Kimberley.brady@kiwirail.co.nz