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The Commission further recommends that KiwiRail assess all other terminating stations on the controlled network throughout New Zealand and similarly apply permanent speed restrictions as necessary to the approaches at those stations.
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General Manager - Rail Passenger Group advised that KiwiRail had "completed a risk assessment for all lines in the metro Wellington region that have no over-run (end of line) with stop blocks to establish that the controls in place are appropriate for managing approach speeds and distances to the stop blocks in the event that there is a similar [occurrence] caused by lack of braking action, and that any resultant impact damage would be adequately contained".
As a result of the risk assessment, "a 25 km/h speed restriction has been placed on the Johnsonville Line, similar to that which has been introduced for the Melling Line".
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