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Rail Safety - more sustainable journeys in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Rail Safety

Welcome to Rail Safety - more sustainable journeys in Aotearoa New Zealand. Fly to Wellington during Rail Safety Week to discover more about the importance of rail and rail safety. This field trip is supported by NZTA The NZ Transport Agency/Waka Kotahi. The field trip is from 13-15 August. Enrol now. 

Introduction 

There are many ways to travel around Aotearoa New Zealand. Our communities work much better when it is easy for people to travel. You may choose to walk, cycle, use a car, or use public transport such as buses and trains. Rail has an impact on how we travel even if we don't use trains. Trains travel through our communities and we all need to use level crossings safely. Trains also offer a sustainable form of public transport and move freight around our country. On this field trip you will look at the role of rail in moving people and freight. You will also see how to stay safe around trains.

Meet Shelley the LEARNZ field trip teacher

Meet Shelley the LEARNZ field trip teacher

Watch the introductory video - on Vimeo.

Location

You will fly to Wellington where trains are a common form of public transport. You will see how technology has helped make the most of New Zealand's rail network and meet experts at New Zealand's Train Control Centre. You will travel in the cab of a train and talk with the train driver. You will follow the journey of freight and people and investigate ways to travel more sustainably and safely.

Field trip location

Field Trip Plan - August 2019

Monday 12 August
Travel day

Travel Day

  • Read Shelley's diary about travelling from Dunedin to Wellington to begin the Rail Safety field trip. Read the ambassador updates and check out the questions for tomorrow's web conference.

Tuesday 13 August

Day 1

Our Rail Network

  • Explore the Wellington Train Station and Train Control Centre. Watch the videos to see how trains are managed and how to stay safe around trains. Read the diary to find out more about Wellington's electric passenger train services. Read the ambassador updates and watch the recorded web conference.

Wednesday 14 August

Day 2

Moving Freight Sustainably

  • Read the diary to discover the role of rail in moving goods across the country. Watch the videos to see how locomotives are kept safe and follow the journey of freight. See how to stay safe at level crossings. Read the ambassador updates and watch the recorded web conference.

Thursday 15 August
Day 3

The Future of Transport 

  • Read the diary about sustainable transport and maintaining safety around the rail network. Watch the videos to discover how you can travel responsibly and reduce your impact on the environment. Read the ambassador updates and watch the recorded web conference.

 

Monday 12 August The Rail Safety newsletter 3 was sent to all enrolled classes.
Wednesday 17 July The Rail Safety background pages and their easy reading versions are now online.
Wednesday 17 July The Rail Safety field trip website is now online.

NZTA