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Freight train accident shuts railway line, disrupts supply-chains

Posted On: Apr. 5, 2019 5:43 AM CST

A freight train crash in the city of Palmerston North in New Zealand on April 4 forced authorities to close the North Island Main Trunk railway line, disrupting supply-chains for businesses, reported. Local businesses said that even a single day's closure of the track would hit the region's economy as each train carries cargo for up to 70 different companies.

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