Any correspondence and documentation regarding the safety features of buses

Hugh Davenport made this Official Information request to Wellington Regional Council

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear Wellington Regional Council,

I would like to request any correspondence and documentation about the safety features on Metlink buses, including any documentation showing Metlink meeting regulatory requirements or not.

Specifically, I would be interested in anything to do with vertical bars (stanchions) placement on buses, horizontal bar placements on buses, grab handle placements on buses. Documentation about whether Metlink meets the requirements for these safety features as laid out in section 4.3 and 4.4 would be good.

Also any documentation, correspondence or discussion about installation or removal of any of these safety features.

In addition, any records from the bus numbered 2485 about these safety features would be beneficial for this request.

General summary of that document is:
- Vertical bars should be placed on every row alternating left and right except in priority seating areas
- Horizontal bars should be placed at no more than 1900mm from the floor, or have grab handles attached that hang below 1900mm.

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 30 November 2018, requesting information
regarding the safety features of buses.


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


Yours sincerely,


Darrell Young




Luke Troy

General Manager


Greater Wellington Regional Council




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