Any correspondance and documentation regarding the installation of, and the recent removal of the overhanging "grab handles" on the Metlink operated buses

Hugh Davenport made this Official Information request to Wellington Regional Council

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear Wellington Regional Council,

Since the new bus roll out in July 2018, buses were installed with overhead "grab handles" (yellow handles with a yellow fabric strap to an overhead bar). In the recent week, these have been removed with no comment from Metlink.

I am requesting any information regarding
- The installation of these devices
- The removal of these devices
- Any safety tests done on these devices
- Any internal and external correspondence relating to the reasons for removal of the devices, with particular attention to any safety concerns with their status, and any safety concerns that may arise with their removal.
- This correspondence may be internal with greater wellington regional council staff, bus operators (transurban/nz bus/etc), and external contractors
- Any indication when alternative devices will be installed

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Davenport

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From: Darrell Young
Wellington Regional Council

Dear Hugh,

 

Acknowledgement of Request for Information

 

Thank you for your email dated 20 November 2018, requesting information
regarding correspondence and documentation regarding the installation of,
and the recent removal of the overhanging "grab handles" on the Metlink
operated buses.

Your request is being followed-up and a reply will be sent to you shortly.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Darrell Young

 

 

for

Luke Troy

General Manager

Strategy

Greater Wellington Regional Council

 

ATTENTION: This correspondence is confidential and intended for the named
recipient(s) only. If you are not the named recipient and receive this
correspondence in error, you must not copy, distribute or take any action
in reliance on it and you should delete it from your system and notify the
sender immediately. Unless otherwise stated, any views or opinions
expressed are solely those of the author, and do not represent those of
the organisation.

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From: Darrell Young
Wellington Regional Council

Dear Hugh,

 

Acknowledgement of Request for Information

 

Thank you for your email dated 21 November 2018, requesting information
regarding correspondence and documentation regarding the installation of,
and the recent removal of the overhanging "grab handles" on the Metlink
operated buses.

Your request is being followed-up and a reply will be sent to you shortly.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Darrell Young

 

 

for

Luke Troy

General Manager

Strategy

Greater Wellington Regional Council

 

ATTENTION: This correspondence is confidential and intended for the named
recipient(s) only. If you are not the named recipient and receive this
correspondence in error, you must not copy, distribute or take any action
in reliance on it and you should delete it from your system and notify the
sender immediately. Unless otherwise stated, any views or opinions
expressed are solely those of the author, and do not represent those of
the organisation.

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