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TrackSAFE NZ

TrackSAFE NZ is a charitable trust governed by a Board of Directors.

It was incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 and aims to raise awareness about rail safety in New Zealand and educate the public on how to keep themselves safe around tracks and trains.

In doing so, TrackSAFE aims to prevent harm and reduce the number of collisions and near collisions on the New Zealand rail corridor.  

TrackSAFE NZ is closely affiliated with harm prevention charity TrackSAFE in Australia.

The two organisations signed a memorandum of understanding which recognises their common interests and commitment to promoting safety and reducing incidents in both countries.  

TrackSAFE NZ predominantly focuses on education and awareness raising activities which include:

  • Rail safety advertising 
  • Publicity and media relations 
  • Awareness raising events and campaigns 
  • Promoting best practice safety education to schools and the rail industry

TrackSAFE also works closely with key stakeholder groups – acting as an advocate for ongoing improvement in the rail and road network to eliminate hazards and reduce incidents.


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Safety Leadership Award Announced

Friday, February 17, 2017

Rail industry safety expert Robert (Bob) Lupton was today announced as the inaugural winner of the TrackSAFE NZ Safety Leadership Award. 

The award was established late last year to recognise significant leadership in railway safety in New Zealand.

Chairman of TrackSAFE NZ Peter Reidy says Mr Lupton received the award for his outstanding contribution to safety over his 32 year career in New Zealand and overseas.

“Mr Lupton’s continued contribution has appreciably influenced rail safety in New Zealand across a number of organisations,” Mr Reidy says.  “He has an outstanding reputation for providing sound advice and growing and supporting those around him and is fully deserving of this special award.”

Mr Lupton has worked in a number of roles in the rail industry throughout his career, most recently as the Rail Systems Safety and Assurance Manager for the City Rail Link project.   

In that role he provided leadership, mentoring and guidance to the City Rail Link safety assurance and construction safety teams.

Among Mr Lupton’s many achievements are leading the development of the Britomart Safety Management System and responsibility for safety management during the transition to Auckland’s electrified network.  This included crashworthiness risk assessments for the new Auckland electric rolling stock.

Mr Lupton is an executive member of the New Zealand National Rail System Standards Executive committee, and continues to provide expert rail safety advice to the City Rail Link one of New Zealand's largest transport projects.

The award was presented today to Mr Lupton at Auckland Transport offices, in front of industry representatives.  Read more

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