Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has primary regulatory responsibility for rail safety in New Zealand. Our rail networks cover some of the country’s most demanding and often isolated terrain, while urban environments and the places where road and rail meet also present significant challenges.
The Rail Safety Regulator has a critical regulatory role in assuring stakeholders and the public that the country's rail networks are being managed safely. This is achieved through regulation of the rail industry in accordance with the Railways Act 2005(external link), which involves:
The Rail Safety Regulator also works closely with other agencies and regulators, including WorkSafe(external link) and the Transport Accident Investigation Commission(external link) (TAIC).
If you have any questions or feedback, please contact your licence manager. If you don’t have a licence, or aren’t sure who your licence manager is, email email@example.com and a member of the team will be in touch.