Coal transport accidents in New Zealand

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Coal transport accidents in New Zealand include the:

  • In August 2013 the Christchurch to Greymouth railway line was closed after a coal wagon at the end of a train derailed. Passengers for the TranzAlpine passenger train were put onto buses. The railway line re-opened after a day.[1]

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  1. "Derailment closes TranzAlpine route",, August 24, 2013.

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