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TrackSAFE NZ is charitable trust that relies solely on sponsorship and donations.

KiwiRail

KiwiRail is the major sponsor of TrackSAFE NZ.  A state owned enterprise, KiwiRail operates freight trains, the Interisland ferries and the Scenic Journeys long distance passenger train services.

The company is responsible for maintaining 4,000 kms of rail corridor, bridges, tunnels, viaducts, overhead wires, signals and level crossings.  It is also responsible for moving all the trains throughout the country through the National Train Control Centre in Wellington.   The KiwiRail engineering team provides mechanical services to the freight and passenger businesses, and to Auckland Transport through the freight team. KiwiRail also builds, maintains and refurbishes rollingstock used on the network, including locomotives, wagons and passenger carriages.

KiwiRail works positively and sometimes jointly with TrackSAFE NZ on rail safety related issues and awareness raising campaigns, including the annual Rail Safety Week.  CEO Peter Reidy joined TrackSAFE NZ as Chairman in February 2014.

New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency’s role is to improve New Zealand’s land transport system, which includes responsibility for regulating the New Zealand railway.  It does this by administering the Railways Act 2005, licensing the organisations that control and use rail networks and monitoring accidents and incidents.

The Agency is also responsible for promoting safety on and around New Zealand's rail transport networks. This covers aspects ranging from safe driving behaviours around level crossings to discouraging people from trespassing on tracks.

In October 2013 the NZ Transport Agency became a sponsor of TrackSAFE NZ. TrackSAFE NZ and the Network User Behaviour Team at the NZ Transport Agency have worked collaboratively for a number of years promoting curriculum based rail safety education in New Zealand primary schools.

Transdev Auckland

Transdev Auckland operates the Auckland passenger rail network on behalf of Auckland Transport.  The company is part of the global Transdev group that operates in 20 countries and employs around 86,000 people. Transdev is one of the largest private transport operators in the world.

The Auckland train network carries more than 11 million passengers per annum, is serviced by more than 550 Transdev staff, and operates more than 2,100 services each week. TrackSAFE NZ has worked together with Transdev Auckland for a number of years.

In October 2013 Transdev became a sponsor of TrackSAFE NZ.  Managing Director Martin Kearney is an active member of the Board of Directors.


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Get off "autopilot" at level crossings

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A joint NZ Transport Agency, KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ campaign targeted at improving driver awareness at railway level crossings is underway in the Ruapehu district. The ‘Expect a train’ campaign aims to get local drivers off ’autopilot’ mode when crossing rural railway tracks.   Read more

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