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Traffic control devices manual (TCD manual) – Part 09: Level crossings

Published: | Category: Signs & markings (permanent & temporary) , Manuals | Audiences: Rail participants, Road controlling authorities

Part 9 Level crossings, is part of a suite of guidelines within the Traffic control devices manual (TCD manual) prepared by the NZ Transport Agency. Part 9 Level crossings is intended to provide best practice guidance on the use of traffic control devices related to level crossings to both road and rail practitioners. In particular, it builds on the specifications for approved signs, markings and other traffic control devices approved or mandated for use in New Zealand as set down in the Traffic control devices specifications (TCD specifications). While the main intent of this document is to provide guidance on the use of traffic control devices, it also provides some guidance on operational policies affecting traffic movement across level crossings and activity (such as road works) on or adjacent to level crossings.

Rail safety stakeholder typologies

Published: | Category: Factsheets | Audience: Rail participants

Rail safety stakeholder typologies provide a high level picture of the diverse rail participants in the New Zealand rail industry. They’re a quick overview of some key characteristics of the organisations that the Transport Agency works with in its day-to-day activity of ensuring the safety of rail. See also Operating a railway.

Rail safety newsletters

Published: | Category: Rail safety news , Newsletters , Corporate publications | Audience: Rail participants

News update from the NZ Transport Agency Rail Safety team for the rail industry and safety assessors.

Rail accident and incident notification form

Published: | Category: Rail , Forms | Audience: Rail participants

Go to Notifying accidents and incidents for more information about notifying rail accidents and incidents.  

Research Report 632 Framework for review and prioritisation of rail safety risks in New Zealand

Published: | Category: Safety, security and public health , Research programme , Research & reports | Audiences: General, Rail participants, Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants

The Transport Agency commissioned Navigatus Consulting to undertake this research project to identify and provide evidence-based recommendations for managing priority safety risks for New Zealand rail operations. The project was carried out in 2015/16 in New Zealand. The primary purpose of the project was to provide a reliable foundation for future risk reduction activities by carrying out research on best and current risk practice, undertaking a risk assessment to identify priority safety risks, and identifying potential mitigation options to reduce these priority risks to an acceptable level. A number of recommendations have been made relating to the research undertaken. Keywords: acceptable risk, benchmarking, health and safety, HSWA, NRSS4, rail, reasonably practicable, risk assessment, risk management, safety, SFAIRP.

Research Report 641 Developing a national measure for predictable public transport: bus, rail and ferry

Published: | Audiences: Rail participants, Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

The ability to reliably predict public transport (PT) journey times is critical for network operators and transport authorities to measure, monitor and target improvements to the PT network, with flow-on effects for customers. Research conducted in New Zealand between August 2016 and August 2017 aimed to identify and develop an optimal measure for PT predictability.  This involved undertaking a local and international review of predictability/reliability measures used for PT or private vehicle travel, and included evaluation of measures. From this review, and consideration of the potential for inter-modal and inter-regional aggregation, a shortlist of three preferred measures was developed including: buffer index, modified buffer index and planning index.  Shortlisted measures were applied to a nationally aggregated set of PT travel data from across regions and PT modes.

Rail licence application form

Published: | Category: Rail , Forms | Audiences: General, Rail participants

This Rail licence application form is to be completed and submitted to the NZ Transport Agency by applicants who wish to be a rail operator, an access provider, or a rail participant who is required by regulations to hold a licence. This application form is issued in accordance with the Railways Act 2005, sections 15, 16 and 17. It is to be completed and submitted to the NZ Transport Agency before the commencement of any railway activity or the provision of railway infrastructure. See Applying for your rail licence for more detailed information.

Rail action plan: continuous improvement in rail safety regulation

Published: | Category: Corporate publications | Audiences: General, Rail participants

The rail action plan outlines the areas in rail safety that we will focus attention on over the next few years.

Analysis of trespasser accidents

Published: | Category: Nationwide statistics , Statistics & surveys | Audience: Rail participants

Trespasser accidents represent a major proportion of deaths and injuries on New Zealand’s railway corridor. This report looks at the trends in trespasser accidents in the past decade to guide strategies for reducing their incidence. The report begins with an analysis of the Land Transport Safety Authority database, followed by an analysis of the Coroners' database.

Passenger services and medication - folded wallet cards with tips for drivers

Published: | Category: Factsheets , Leaflets & brochures | Audiences: Advice and assistance, Driving instructors, Heavy vehicle operators, Medical practitioners, Rail participants, Taxi drivers & operators

Medication is an issue of concern for all professional drivers in the passenger services sector. These folded wallet cards provide practical tips for drivers. There are three versions available - one for taxi and shared ride drivers, one for bus and coach drivers and one for train drivers and locomotive engineers. Order printed copies below. Related information:

Passenger services and medication