A Permit to Enter is required for any work that is within, or that may impact on, our rail operational areas. You can apply online for a Permit to Enter, or to renew your Permit to Enter, through the Permits and TARs Portal.
Please ensure that you supply a Purchase Order or Credit Card details on the form.
Failure to have a current Permit to Enter when in the rail corridor is a breach of s73(1) and (2) and s75 of the Railways Act 2005.
For safety reasons, all rail protection is booked and managed by KiwiRail’s National Protection Team.
Best practice guidance:
Essential information is provided on the following pages:
When a Permit to Enter is NOT required
In the following situations a Permit to Enter is not required:
Under these circumstances, there must be direct KiwiRail supervision and control for the duration of the visit. The responsible KiwiRail person must always be present. Visual inspection and measurements are permitted, but there must be no physical works or taking of samples.
Where work is proposed within five metres of live rail in KiwiRail facilities (including RSAS Mechanical Facilities), KiwiRail will assess whether a Permit to Enter is required. Site safety permits issued and supervised by the site may also be required.