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Wairarapa Train Derailment

About 300 Wellington rail commuters were taken home by bus after their train derailed on Thursday evening (23rd July 2009) and services were suspended.

The Wairarapa-bound train was derailed by a slip as it came out of a tunnel at Maymorn, 40km north of Wellington, about 6.17pm.

The locomotive and first carriage came off the tracks, but no one was injured.

Passengers were transferred to the rear three carriages and taken back to Upper Hutt where buses met them to complete the rest of their trip.