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What we do

Rail safety activities in New Zealand and around the world follow a three-tier approach:

  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Enforcement

By focusing our efforts on these three areas, we aim to reduce the number of rail-related incidents in New Zealand.

TrackSAFE aims to reduce safety incidents on the railway by educating the public and raising awareness about the issues.

Education

  • Advertising
  • Publicity and media relations
  • Awareness-raising events and campaigns
  • Providing best practice safety education advice to schools and the rail industry
  • Publication and display of rail safety pamphlets and brochures

Engineering

Currently KiwiRail upgrades around eight level crossings a year. A number of other low cost engineering solutions are currently being trialled in New Zealand.

Enforcement

Railway organisations and the NZ Police work together collaboratively to help ensure that the appropriate warnings or prosecution is taken against those who fail to obey the laws around level crossings in New Zealand. More information about the laws relating to level crossings and trespassing are on this website.

A near collision can either be at a level crossing or elsewhere on the railway tracks.

 


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Latest news

Surge in motorists risking their safety on level crossings

Friday, June 02, 2017

KiwiRail and Tracksafe NZ are warning Auckland motorists to take more care as the number of vehicles hitting protective barrier arms at level crossings surges.  Read more

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