Category: Rail Safety

  • Telephone Road Level Crossing To Close

    Waka Kotahi, Kiwirail and Waikato District Council have jointly announced the closure of Telephone Road Level Crossing, located at 11.08 km on the East Coast Main Trunk Railway between Ruakura and Eureka, to motor vehicle traffic. As referenced in the preceding post, this crossing has been rated dangerous due to a number of factors, including: […]

  • Integrated Safety Assessments For Level Crossings

    To date TSBNZ has spent a fair bit of time looking at level crossing safety. Along the way one of the learnings has been the apparent extent to which the agencies concerned are operating their own systems for managing level crossing safety in isolation from each other and blaming the other for safety problems. The […]

  • Marton Fatal LC Accident Highlights Council Ignorance Of Rail Safety

    TAIC has released a report RO-2021-102 about a fatal level crossing accident at Saunders Road, Marton. On 13 May 2021, a road marking truck was hit by a train approaching from the north, resulting in the death of the truck’s driver. The enquiry found that the company which was performing the road marking work at […]