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|Web conference date & time||Location||Topic||Experts||Recording|
|Tuesday 11 August 9:15am||Auckland Transport Operations Centre - Auckland ferry building.||Keeping train passengers and the train network safe.||John Nottage||Replay at https://vimeo.com/446657726 (26 minutes) - the passcode is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ.|
|Thursday 13 August 9:15am||Remotely from around Aotearoa||Safety on and around trains.||George Petersen||Replay at https://vimeo.com/447293141 (25 minutes) - the passcode is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ.|
|Friday 18 September||Remotely from around Aotearoa||Rail safety - a student's perspective.||Takanini School students|
Questions for web conference 1 - Tuesday 11 August 9:15am. Keeping train passengers and the train network safe.
- Our country is long and thin with two main islands and lots of mountain ranges so is it difficult for us to have a safe rail system?
- Is it safer to be a passenger on a train or to drive a car?
- How are modern trains designed to help keep train passengers safe in the event of a collision or a derailment or a fire?
- Like on planes, are there emergency procedures for trains? What are they? Are there signs to educate passengers?
- Why do you think people don’t go on trains more? Do you think it is more about convenience than safety?
- Who are the main players in rail safety and what are their roles e.g. passengers, train drivers, KiwiRail?
- How is good rail infrastructure important from a safety point of view? Is technology helping?
- How do you stop a train? Is there a brake?
- How many people can a train carry? What is the weight a train can carry?
- How fast can a train go and how far?
- How many passengers can a train take every year?
- What is the maximum amount of carriages a train can carry?
- What is the biggest train you have sent to somewhere?
- How many wheels does a train have? Does it have wheels?
- How many years does a train last before it rusts and doesn’t work?
- Is there a weight limit?
- What would happen if a train tipped over?
- Can we see a train today?
- How many train drivers do you need?
- How much weight does a carriage take up?
- Do you think train drivers are at risk of being replaced by technology?
- How are drivers trained?
Web conference 2 - Thursday 13 August 9:15am. Safety on and around trains.
- Compared to 100 years ago, are people at more risk from trains?
- Apart from trains themselves, are there any other risks to people from the rail network (e.g. electrified wires)?
- If I am just a citizen who has never been a passenger on a train, how does rail safety apply to me?
- How is data informing what you do regarding rail safety? What are level crossings and are they the main focus?
- What procedures do you have to help keep people safe around trains? Are there bells and signs? Are there speed limits? Are drivers and staff trained and educated about safety?
- Is there technology such as remote cameras at level crossings? Is it helping and if so, how do you know?What potential do you see for rail in our country?
Web conference 3 - Friday 18 Septemnber 10:00am. Rai safety - a student's perspective.
- In what ways do you use the railway? Do any of you catch a train to or from school? Who crosses the railway line on their way to and from school?
- What are the main areas of safety you need to think about when catching a train or crossing the railway lines? See this page for ideas - http://www.learnz.org.nz/railsafety203/discover/safey-around-trains
- What do you think is a good part of the rail system that makes it easy to be safe?
- Do you talk about rail safety at school? What sort of things do you discuss/learn about?
- Why is it important to revisit rail safety ideas, even if you catch a train or cross railway tracks often?
- If you catch a train to school, what do you enjoy about the journey?
- When you are a passenger in a car near rail, how aware are you of rail safety?
- Which of you are big fans of rail? Why?
- What would you say to people who think rail safety has nothing to do with them?
- Web conference activity: Students can work on this activity while they listen to live or recorded web conferences - PDF (118k) | Google Doc. Notes from these pages could be shared to help put together the class web conference summary
- Web Conference summary: The class web conference summary can be done in a format of your own choosing, but feel free to use the web conference summary sheet - PDF (78k) | Google Doc. We'd love to share your ideas on the field trip website and help your students feel valued for their efforts. Please send your class summary to email@example.com.