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Introduction

This work category provides for contracted rail public transport services that are set out in the current regional public transport plan (RPTP) prepared in accordance with Part 5 of the Land Transport Management Act 2003(external link).

Qualifying activities

The work category includes a range of qualifying activities.

  • Examples of qualifying activities

    Examples of qualifying activities

    Examples of qualifying activities include, but may not be limited to:

    • preparation and management of contracts and monitoring of services
    • contracted rail services
    • inter-regional passenger rail services trials that meet the Land Transport Management Act requirements for public transport services, applicable for each region the services will cover
    • on vehicle provision for people with disabilities, cycles and prams
    • on-vehicle installation and operational costs associated with public transport technology
    • service variations provided these are consistent with the public transport units in the currently adopted RPTP
    • new service improvements provided these are consistent with the public transport units in the currently adopted RPTP
    • track access charges
    • passenger rail rolling stock heavy maintenance
    • loan (principal and interest) repayments where agreed by the Transport Agency, and
    • the management costs and overheads associated with activities funded under this work category.

    Other potential activities that are not in the above list of examples should be discussed with the Transport Agency for eligibility.

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Exclusions

A range of exclusions applies to the work category.

Funding assistance rate

The usual funding assistance rate (FAR) is:

  • the rail services FAR, which will reduce at 1% per year until the approved organisation's normal FAR is reached, and will be superseded by the normal FAR from then on.

Approved commitments, such as the Auckland Transport’s and Greater Wellington’s loan repayments for rolling stock and depots that extend beyond 30 June 2018, will continue at their approved rates.

Applying for funding approval

Applications for funding approval should be made through:

Refer to the Public transport activity class guidance for definitions of existing services and improvements.

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