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Videos are filmed each day on the field trip and edited each night. Videos will be linked here during the Rail Safety field trip. The first videos from Tuesday 13 August will be online on Wednesday 14 August.

For help and more information about LEARNZ videos, go to Help with Videos in the LEARNZ Support section.

Video question sheet - Word (31k) | PDF (217k) | Google doc to use for each video (based on SOLO Taxonomy).

Watch the introductory video for this field trip:

Introducing the Rail Safety field trip from LEARNZ on Vimeo.

Tuesday 13 August

1. Wellington Rail - A Growing Network


Jump aboard a Metlink train run by Transdev and meet Emma Black, an Onboard Team Leader. Find out about Wellington's passenger train service and how many people use these trains.

2. Train Control


Come into the KiwiRail Train Control Centre and meet Kelly Huntley a Train Controller. See how technology is used to track and manage trains across New Zealand's rail network.

3. Rail Safety Chat with a Train Driver


Take a look around the cab of an electric train. Talk to a Locomotive Engineer and find out how you can help keep our rail network safe.

4. Train Driver Training Simulator


See how a train simulator works and how it is used to help train new locomotive engineers.

Wednesday 14 August

1. Looking After the Locos


Take a look around the Wellington loco mechanical depot. Find out how locos are serviced and why they carry sand.

2. Rail Freight Transport


Meet Tony Evans out in the freight yard and see how freight is loaded on to trains. Discover the advantages of moving freight by rail.

3. Rail Freight - Bridging the Gap between North and South Island


Come down to the ferry terminal to watch freight being unloaded. Find out about the challenges of moving freight across the strait and how this process is managed.

4. Safety at Level Crossings


Talk to Megan Drayton from TrackSAFE to find out how to keep yourself and others safe at level crossings.

Thursday 15 August

1. Service Control Centre


Take a look around the service control centre where Wellington's passenger trains are monitored. Find out how security is maintained throughout the network.

2. The Benefits of Rail


Talk to Malia Vehikite, an Energy Graduate working for KiwiRail about the benefits of rail and other forms of transport. Think about the future of transport and how you choose to travel.

3. Crossing Railway Tracks Safely


Meet students from St Theresa's School. Discover how these students keep on track with their learning and see how to cross a level crossing safely.

4. Connecting Communities with Rail


Explore the impacts of rail on small communities, then take a look at the challenges of creating and maintaining these rail connections.