HONOLULU (KHON2) — Officials reported a portion of Kalaeloa Boulevard was closed in both directions due to a stalled train on the tracks.
According to officials, the train used by the Hawaiian Railway Society for tours struck a boulder that had gotten too close to the track on Wednesday, May 11.
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“We don’t exactly know but it kind of looks like dirt was moved you can tell it’s kind of moved a little bit,” said the train’s Head Engineer Zachary Jackson. “But we don’t know. We think somebody kind of shoved it and the rock came a little bit close to the track.”
The incident prompted the road closure before 2 p.m. and the road was reopened by 2:18 p.m.
Officials said there were about 70 passengers but no one was hurt. The train was damaged but they should be able to fix it.
Kalaeloa Boulevard was closed between Kapolei Parkway and Lauwiliwili Street and traffic was backed up for about a half-hour.
Honolulu police and the HI Rail Society were both on the scene.
Motorists were advised to use alternate routes.