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Safety recommendations made for Paekakariki level crossing

Tuesday, March 06, 2012



A Transport Accident Investigation Commission report recommends improvements to a Wellington level crossing, following a collision with an empty bus last year.  Read more

Steve Gurney diversion sends wrong message on rail safety

Friday, January 27, 2012

Public understanding about the serious consequences of poor driving at level crossings is not helped by police diversion being offered for collisions involving careless driving, rail workers say.    Read more

Collision with train results in diversion

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Multi-sport athlete Steve Gurney has been offered diversion by Police, following his guilty plea to a charge of careless driving after he collided with a passenger train last year. 

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Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians warned to take care

Thursday, January 26, 2012

KiwiRail is reminding motorists, cyclists  and pedestrians to take care at level crossings in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions now there are extra trains running between Hamilton, Tauranga and Mt Maunganui.  Read more

Take Care Around Level Crossings this Christmas

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Collisions between vehicles and trains at public road level crossings are at their lowest number since 1997, according to figures released today by KiwiRail.   Read more

Passengers escape collision with bus in Wellington

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Passengers were fortunate to escape a stranded bus on a level crossing in Wellington, just seconds before it was hit by a freight train.  Read more

Flashing lights and bells installed at Flint Road level crossing

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New flashing lights and bell alarms are working at the level crossing in Flint Road in Stratford, KiwiRail Network General Manager Rick van Barneveld said on Friday.  Read more

Steve Gurney prosecuted for careless driving following level crossing collision

Thursday, October 06, 2011

The Chris Cairns Foundation is pleased that the Police are taking rail safety seriously, as evidenced by their decision to prosecute Steve Gurney.   Read more

Changes ahead for road users at level crossings in Auckland

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The first overhead wires will begin appearing on the Auckland commuter rail network from early September, signalling a further milestone for the Auckland Electrification Project.  Read more

Rugby World Cup rail safety campaign launches

Monday, September 05, 2011

Would you try and race in front of 15,000 Jonah Lomus charging towards you at 80kms an hour?   Read more

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