Safety Compromised On Rail Network. Police, Government and Auckland Transport Dither

Unacceptable behaviour that needs to be “nipped” in the bud


I have been informed by reliable anonymous sources of the following over the weekend on both the Southern and Western Line rail services:

  • Alcohol thrown onto a train manager by disorderly passengers refusing to comply with simple instructions
  • Trains having to skip Takanini Station owing to disorderly people on the station kicking doors and throwing objects at a previous service
  • Trespassers (that have been trespassed earlier) entering the rail network and attempting to board a train
  • Two people entering the drivers cab of a passenger train in revenue service (carrying passengers) and compromising both the safety of the train and the ability of the driver

The first three incidents are one thing that is intolerable, but the last one on people entering a drivers cab of a train in revenue service is beyond intolerable!

So again where is Auckland Transport and where are the police is clamping down on such inexcusable behaviour. Where is our dithering excuse for a Central Government in allocating more resources to prevent and mitigate not only anti social behaviour but also dangerous behaviour such as entering a drivers cab. And to Transdev how in hell was a driver’s cab breached by two members of the public?

If safety on the rail corridor can not be reasonably expected then heads need to roll starting from the top as far as I am concerned.

There is too much foul behaviour and every effort to stamp it out needs to happen.

One thought on “Safety Compromised On Rail Network. Police, Government and Auckland Transport Dither

  1. Yeah. This is a policing issue. We have motorway police and police attend events so why aren’t they looking after our PT network?

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