Re Locomotives on the North Auckland Line
From: Save Our Rail Northland
To KiwiRail Management Team.
We sent the following request on the 7th of March 2014 but have yet to receive a reponse .
Under the terms of the Official Information , KiwiRail is required to respond within 20 working days.
On the 5th of October 2011 Save Our Rail Northland presented a petition signed by about 13,700 people in Northland to Parliament to ask that services on the North Auckland and Dargaville Branch Lines be continued.
KiwiRail Disruption Notice
"The purpose of this update is to provide you with our proposed network and capacity plans for next week beginning 10 March."
KiwiRail's announcement ( 6th of March 2013 ) that "North Auckland Line (NAL) ALL SERVICES ARE BEING SUSPENDED " effective from the 10 th of March is extremely concerning.
Please provide information on :
how long this suspension of services is likely to continue.
2. information justifying the decision that ALL locomotives be removed from service simultaneously - as opposed to taking them out of service one by one.
3. what is happening to the freight that was to be carried by train ?
4. what losses in business revenue does KiwiRail expect to sustain in relation to this suspension of freight services in Northland ?
This enquiry is made under the terms of the Official Information Act.
Naku noa na...
Alan Preston for Save Our Rail Northland.
Copying to affected parties.