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Melling incident

Media release: Rail and Maritime Transport Union
Tuesday May 27, 2014

Melling incident

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union is expressing sympathy with the travelling public who were injured when a train failed to stop at the end of the Melling line in Lower Hutt this morning.

“This was a very unpleasant shock for commuters on board the train. Our thoughts are with those travellers who had to endure this incident earlier today,” Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson said.

“We will be supporting the crew who have been shaken by the incident, and clearly will want to work with KiwiRail to identify the root cause of the crash.”

“Rail remains very safe as a transport option, and incidents like these are rare. But this in no way minimises the shock to those people on board this morning,” Wayne Butson said.


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