Here are some resources that provide more in-depth information on rail licensing in New Zealand. Some set out the requirements rail operations must meet. Others offer guidance and information. There are publications, manuals, reports and legislation. We've also included rail licence application and accident notification forms.
Rail safety update: news update from the NZ Transport Agency rail safety team for the rail industry and safety assessors.
Rail safety licensing and safety assessment guidelines: key guidelines on the safety management of railways in New Zealand
Traffic control devices manual, Part 9, Level crossings: guidelines for providing traffic control devices, including signs and markings on the approaches to, and at, railway level crossings on New Zealand roads
NZ Transport Agency policy concerning the introduction of rail vehicles: a guideline to the process for introducing new rail vehicles to New Zealand
National Rail System Standards (NRSS) (external link) : the latest versions of the NRSS documents on the KiwiRail website.
This outlines the areas in rail safety that we will focus attention on over the next few years. (December 2013)
This is a tool commissioned by the New Zealand Transport Agency that allows rail participants to explore their strengths and weaknesses for SPAD risk reduction. It is accompanied by a report describing the development and application of the tool. (August 2016)
Signals Passed At Danger (SPAD). Article published in Rail Engineer (external link) , March 2016 (page 72).
This identifies lead and lag indicators that could be used in the New Zealand rail environment, based on comparison with appropriate operations in the international rail industry. Actions required to implement this benchmarking are discussed. (March 2016)
Rail licence application form: for people and organisations wanting to apply for rail licences
NZ Transport Agency rail incident/accident report form: to be used when reporting rail accidents or incidents.
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