06 July 2006

He'll have to learn to parallel park

Train Driver Allegedly Blocks Road To Get Lunch

[Rail operator] Toll New Zealand is investigating reports that a train driver stopped his locomotive and blocked road in Wanganui for 15 minutes while he bought his lunch at a cafe.

Local business owner Paul Edwards says he saw the train stop on Monday just before midday. He says after 15 minutes, he saw the train driver come out of the Big Bite cafe with his lunch, get back into the train, and drive off.

Mr Edwards says the train was blocking the level crossing on Victoria Avenue, which is one of the town's main streets, causing frustration for drivers.

He says it is the second time he has witnessed such an incident.

Source: NewsRoom.co.nz, 6 July 2006

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