Wellington Metro Upgrade
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From: Iain Palmer
In relation to the current works underway to upgrade the Wellington Metro Lines along with the Wairarapa Line south of Masterton. Notably; Upper Hutt double-tracking, Wairarapa Line renewals.
What consideration has been made towards the release of replaced rail hardware (rail track, rail fixtures, sleepers, signals) to heritage groups as a public good?
How much replaced rail hardware has been disposed of, or planed to be, through scrap?
Of this material, how much of this could have been given to heritage groups?
From: Dave Allard
Good afternoon Iain.
I'd like to acknowledge receipt of your official information request dated 27 November 2021, for information on KiwiRail's the Wellington Metro upgrade, and possible donations to Rail Heritage groups.
We received your request on 29 November 2021, and will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than 17 January 2022, i.e. the 20 working days after the day your request was received.
If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.
I'll be looking after your request, so any questions please get in touch.
Dave Allard | Government Relations Advisor
DDI: +64 4 498 3218
Level 4, Wellington Railway Station, Bunny Street, Wellington 6011 | PO Box 593, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Kia ora Iain,
Attached is the OIA response to your request dated 27^th November 2021
relating to what considerations have been made towards the release of
replaced rail hardware to heritage groups as a public good in relation to
the works underway to upgrade the Wellington Metro Lines along with the
Wairarapa Line south of Masterton, Upper Hutt double-tracking and
Wairarapa Line renewals. How much of this rail hardware has been disposed
of or planned to be through scrap and of the planned material to be
scrapped how much of this could have been given to heritage groups.
We trust this answers your query.
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of
this decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at
www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or by calling free-phone 0800 802 602.
Official Correspondence Unit