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Earlier, thousands of people who catch the Hutt Valley and Melling line morning trains were being asked to work from home if possible, or wait for bus replacements.
It came after an old rail from the Kāpiti line, which was left on the side of the track during replacement work, caused damage to a component near the wheels of trains that drove through.
Metlink said about a quarterof the Matangi fleet needed inspecting or repairs.
KiwiRail - which maintained the lines - said it was working with Metlink to understand how and when the damage to the trains occurred, and whether the rail next to the tracks might have moved somehow.
Metlink replaced trains with buses last night, and will do the same during morning peak travel today on the Hutt Valley and Melling line services. The Kāpiti line will run on a reduced timetable.
While Johnsonville and Wairarapa line are not affected and will run as normal.
This article first appeared on www.rnz.co.nz
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