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Recipient Name
On 8 December 2021, the Commission recommended that KiwiRail carry out an analysis of how it could best incorporate engineering control measures into both its current and future operations to minimise the risks that human factors play in effective protection for track workers. (009/21)
Reply Text
KiwiRail agrees with the intent of this recommendation. Work is currently underway to renew the Train Control system which will give us the technology to move to a form of hand-held track worker interaction in the future.

The strategy is to deliver a Business Case for this next year to be funded and delivered in the 2025 – 2027 funding period. We will have completed implementation of the new Train Control system by 2025.
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