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Auckland Trains

The Commission is aware that new passenger trains have recently been introduced in Auckland. The Commission is not aware of any safety issues with the new trains but expects they would have been tested to comply with the same National Rail System standards as the Matangi trains in Wellington. Therefore, they may be exposed to the same lack of optimised brake performance risks in low adhesion conditions.

The Commission recommends that the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Transport Agency review the process followed for the commissioning of the Auckland trains, and if they have not been optimised for low adhesion conditions or adhesion management systems introduced to reduce the risk of incidents across the network, he address those safety issues in line with the safety actions planned for the Matangi train operation."
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