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Increasing Number Of Kiwis Illegally Using Train Tracks In Dangerous Photography Shoots

Monday, 14 March 2022, 12:19 pm | Tracksafe Foundation

TrackSAFE is blowing the whistle this March on an increasing number of Kiwis who are using train tracks as a backdrop for photography, from members of the public, to clothing labels and even musicians. TrackSAFE NZ Foundation Manager Megan Drayton ... More >>

Tragic vehicle and train collision in the Bay of Plenty

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 1:20 pm | Tracksafe Foundation

Rail safety not for profit organisation TrackSAFE NZ extends its deepest sympathy to everyone affected by this morning’s tragic vehicle and train collision in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Research highlights level crossing dangers

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 10:34 am | Tracksafe Foundation

Improving safety at railway level crossings will only happen if there is a cohesive and joint effort by central and local Government, rail, road and trucking organisations and Police according to New Zealand's heavy vehicle drivers. More >>

Look Right, Look Left as rail lines get busier

Monday, 13 August 2018, 11:07 am | Tracksafe Foundation

Close encounters with trains are on the rise and as train frequencies increase, KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ are encouraging everyone to take a simple action that could save their lives. More >>

Heavy vehicle safety research launched

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 4:05 pm | Tracksafe Foundation

Four serious collisions between heavy vehicles and trains in three months have highlighted a worrying trend, according to rail safety charity TrackSAFE NZ, which is launching a research project to help improve safety for heavy vehicle drivers around railway ... More >>

Pedestrians Wearing Headphones Targeted in New Campaign

Monday, 14 August 2017, 11:18 am | Tracksafe Foundation

A rise in rail incidents involving pedestrians wearing headphones is being targeted in a new safety campaign that is being launched by Associate Transport Minister Tim Macindoe for Rail Safety Week at the Wellington Railway Station today. More >>

Safety warning - need for care around Kaikoura railway lines

Friday, 9 June 2017, 3:10 pm | Tracksafe Foundation

Rail safety charitable trust TrackSAFE NZ is reminding people to be careful and act safely around the rail network, as the first work train from Christchurch reaches Kaikoura today. More >>

Rail industries on track for Rail R U OK?Day

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:59 pm | Tracksafe Foundation

THE Australian and New Zealand rail industries will celebrate the third annual, Rail R U OK?Day Thursday 20 April, with celebrations taking place across Australasia. More >>

Robert (Bob) Lupton Awarded TrackSAFE NZ Award

Friday, 17 February 2017, 3:23 pm | Tracksafe Foundation

Rail industry safety expert Robert (Bob) Lupton was today announced as the inaugural winner of the TrackSAFE NZ Safety Leadership Award. More >>

New rail safety guidelines for children launched

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:30 pm | Tracksafe Foundation

Rail safety charitable trust TrackSAFE NZ has launched new safety guidelines for primary school children as schools reopen around the country. More >>

New ‘Expect Trains’ Campaign launched

Monday, 10 August 2015, 9:18 am | Tracksafe Foundation

New ‘Expect Trains’ Campaign launched New Zealanders are being reminded to ’Expect Trains’ in a new nationwide campaign being launched by Transport Minister Hon Simon Bridges at the Wellington Railway Station tomorrow morning as part of Rail Safety ... More >>

The world pays extra attention to level crossing safety

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 3:37 pm | Tracksafe Foundation

National rail safety charity TrackSAFE NZ is encouraging all New Zealanders to join the rest of the world when out and about today, and be safe and aware when near level crossings. More >>

New primary school rail safety programme launched

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 11:44 am | Tracksafe Foundation

Rail safety education in schools received a major push today with a nationwide launch of new curriculum based online rail safety resources. The resources were launched by the Hon Michael Woodhouse, Associate Transport Minister, at Newmarket Primary ... More >>

Collision a tragic reminder of risks around level crossings

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 4:44 pm | Tracksafe Foundation

National rail safety charity TrackSAFE NZ said today’s level crossing collision on the West Coast, which resulted in the deaths of two people, is a tragic reminder of the safety risks around level crossings. More >>

Statement on Today's Level Crossing Collision

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 3:08 pm | Tracksafe Foundation

Today’s level crossing collision is a tragic reminder of the risks and care that motorists need to take around railway crossings, according to TrackSAFE NZ. More >>