Kapiti Trains Chuffed

kapiti miniature railwayInspectors give green flag — and Kapiti model trains can get back on the tracks

By Alan Tristram

WorkSafe New Zealand has lifted the prohibition notice on the Kapiti Miniature Railway — and the trains are now allowed back on the tracks.

Chief Inspector Alan Cooper said the operators have addressed the immediate safety concerns identified in an engineer’s report for WorkSafe NZ.

He says:The principal issues were around track alignment and the integrity of the equipment used on the track.

“The operators have been very responsive to the safety concerns and have worked effectively to overcome them.”

“They’ve developed a robust and well-timed plan to address other less safety-critical issues and we will work with them to ensure the plan’s implemented.

“The engineer inspected the operation this morning and is entirely satisfied key issues have been dealt with and the threats to the safety of those using the railway have been removed.

“So we have lifted the prohibition notice,” Mr Cooper says.