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NZ Chapter event – End of year event and TrackSAFE Awards Night
December 3, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm NZDT
Please join us for the Rail Technical Society Australasia’s NZ end of year event. We’re super pleased to combine this with TrackSAFE’s annual award presentation.
We’ll also be holding presentations on two of the large programmes of work happening in New Zealand’s rail industry, the Auckland Metro Programme and the Northland Rail Upgrade. A short AGM for the NZ RTSA branch will also take place.
When: Thursday 3rd December
Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm (NZDT)
The event will be broadcast across parallel sites being Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch with members and guests welcome to attend in any of these locations for networking with some drinks and nibbles before and after the presentations. The event will also be broadcast as a webinar for those not able to attend in person.
Auckland: Beca offices; Boardroom, 21 Pitt Street, Auckland, 1010.
Wellington: Engineering New Zealand, L6, 40 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011
Christchurch: Beca offices, L2, ANZ Centre, 267 High Street, Christchurch 8011
TrackSAFE Foundation New Zealand, raises awareness and aims to educate New Zealanders about safety around tracks and trains. The TrackSAFE NZ award for Safety Leadership was established in 2016 to recognise significant leadership in railway safety in New Zealand. Their annual award is designed to reward individuals involved in the New Zealand rail industry and is a prestigious event in the New Zealand rail calendar.
Auckland Metro Rail Programme is a journey that KiwiRail has commenced with Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to improve passenger and inter-regional freight services. They are working to build a network that is resilient and easily maintained, allows for more reliable passenger and freight services, and future-proofs Auckland for further demand.
The Government has provided funding of almost $1 billion for a suite of projects to support growth. These upgrades will ease congestion on the busiest parts of the network between central Auckland and Wiri, extend the electrified rail network from Papakura to Pukekohe, add new stations at Drury, and bring the overall network up to a modern standard.
Perry Fon Sing, Programme Director of Auckland Metro Upgrade will be presenting.
The Northland Rail Programme. In January 2020 the Government announced a $109.7 million investment in Northland rail. This builds on a $94.8 million investment announced in September 2019 and $2.2 million to undertake geotechnical assessments along the route of a proposed spur line to Northport/Marsden Point, which was completed in early 2019. This significant Government investment is being used to:
- Upgrade the Northland Line between Swanson and Whangarei, including replacing five bridges on the line;
- Lowering the tracks in 13 tunnels to allow hi-cube shipping containers to be carried on the Northland Line;
- Reopening the currently mothballed northern part of the Northland Line between Kauri and Otiria and building a container terminal at Otiria;
- Purchase land along the rail designated route between Oakleigh and Northport/Marsden Point.
We hope to see you there!
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