Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

KiwiRail releases information on 2013 Melling incident

KiwiRail releases information on 2013 Melling incident.

26.6.2014

KiwiRail has released information into the collision of a Tranz Metro service with a concrete stop-block at Melling station on 15 April 2013.

General Manager Deborah Hume says that the release is part of the company’s commitment to making more information available to the public.

“KiwiRail conducted a thorough investigation into last year’s incident at Melling station and it was concluded that the collision with the stop block was the result of driver error.

“Testing by our engineers showed that the train’s components, including the braking systems, functioned correctly and this was supported by data from the train’s Tranzlog (the equivalent of the black box on an aircraft).”

Ms Hume says that KiwiRail has undertaken are a number of actions following the incident including:

• Refresher courses and a review of defensive driver techniques for drivers,

• Increased the number of safety briefings and learnings for staff,

• Enhanced on-board emergency training for on-board staff members,

• Continuing to promote a culture of safe driving practices through safety observations conducted by staff,

• Additional emergency exercises and training opportunities.

Ms Hume says that although the independent report by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) has yet to be released, to date they have not alerted KiwiRail to any systemic issues that required attention.

“KiwiRail is confident about the safety of the Matangi or Ganz Mavag services that are currently operating and would never operate any service if there were any issues or concerns regarding its performance.

“Our internal investigation into the incident at Melling on 27 May 2014 is on-going.”


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Testing And Decontamination: New Standard On Meth Residue

Standards New Zealand has today released NZS 8510:2017 Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties ... More>>

ALSO:

Mince, Etc: US Food Poisoning Lawyer At Conference

As New Zealand chefs, food experts, and MPI debate what constitutes a cooked beef burger, leading US food safety litigator Bill Marler, who made his name prosecuting the burger company responsible for a major E. coli outbreak, is keynote speaker at the Food Integrity Conference. More>>

ALSO:

Petya: New Ransomware Campaign Hits Worldwide

A new ransomware campaign known as Petya is affecting computer networks using Microsoft Windows. It was first seen affecting systems in the Ukraine, but is quickly spreading across other computer networks in Europe. More>>

ALSO:

Skodafone Goneski: Sky TV, Vodafone Drop $3.44 Billion Merger Plan

Sky Network Television and Vodafone New Zealand have terminated their merger agreement which aimed to create the country's largest telecommunications and media group, and have withdrawn an appeal against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the plan. More>>

Quake Insurance: Reforms To EQC Act Announced

· Increasing the monetary cap from $100,000 (plus GST) to $150,000 (plus GST) for EQC building cover.
· Clarifying EQC land cover is for natural disaster damage that directly affects the insured residence or access to it... More>>

ALSO: