Recommendation Date:25 February 2016
Date Closed:23 April 2018
The Commission recommends that the chief executive of KiwiRail closely monitor the replacement of brake blocks on individual wagons to provide another predictive tool for preventing premature wheel-bearing failures.
We accept this safety recommendation and we are in the process of implementing changes within the business to allow the completion of the required actions. In due course we will provide evidence to demonstrate that the recommended actions have been implemented.