Rail RO-2019-102

The derailed wagons at the incident site. Photo: NZ Police
The derailed wagons at the incident site. Photo: NZ Police
Freight train, derailment, Clinton, 29 March 2019
Status: Current
Occurrence Date: 
29 March 2019
The Commission is inquiring into a train derailment that had occurred at 0310 on Friday 29 March 2019 near Clinton in the South Island.

The reported circumstances are that a loaded freight train was moving on to the main line, when the last three wagons derailed and toppled on their side. The wagons were loaded with containers of coal. The derailment occurred close to a level crossing on State Highway 1.

[As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings.]
Location: 
Clinton (-46.2024,169.3752) [may be approximate]