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On 25 October 2023, the Commission recommended that KiwiRail install smoke and fire detection systems in all auxiliary generator wagons in service to alert train crew and passengers to a fire at the earliest opportunity.
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This recommendation is accepted and implemented.
KiwiRail no longer have any auxiliary generator wagons in service, since the two AG vans operating on Capital Connection have been replaced by SRG class carriages. All generator cars in use have fire mitigations in place that address the intent of this recommendation. If we do return any AG vans to service at any point in the future then we will make the necessary modifications to fire detection systems before doing so.
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