Rail Safety


Planned System Upgrade and Maintenance

Council's resource consenting platform will undergo a system upgrade from 5.00 pm Friday 4 December 2020 until 7:30 am Monday 7 December 2020. During this period the system will be down and unavailable to all users while we undertake this work, we apologise for this interruption. Details within.

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Rail Safety

Key messages around rail safety include:

  • Trains are frequent (and can come from any direction)
  • Trains can travel at any time of the day or night
  • Trains can come in quick succession
  • Trains are heavy
  • Trains are fast
  • Trains can’t swerve or stop in a hurry
  • Trains have right of way
  • Rail safety is everyone’s responsibility

KiwiRail plans and coordinates rail safety activities and works closely with TrackSAFE NZ and other organisations such as NZ Police and NZ Transport Agency.

Visit the Tracksafe website for general rail safety information using the link below.

Go to Tracksafe