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Wellington Railway Station strengthening to begin

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:45 pm | KiwiRail

Strengthening work on parts of the Wellington Railway Station is starting on Monday 28 July. More >>

Aratere resumes passenger sailings

Monday, 14 July 2014, 5:34 pm | KiwiRail

The Aratere resumed passenger sailings today. The 1445 sailing from Wellington had 160 passengers booked, and the return voyage at 1845 from Picton has 105. Her next sailing will be at 0645 tomorrow. Interislander GM Thomas Davis said that this was ... More >>

Aratere will cross Cook Strait

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 5:11 pm | KiwiRail

• She will leave Wellington at 1700 on a ‘proving’ (test) run, and is scheduled to arrive in Picton at approx. 2030. More >>

Aratere cleared for return to service

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 7:12 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy says the priority for both his company and regulatory authorities has been ensuring the ship is performing safely ahead of next week’s planned return to full passenger services. “Under international maritime ... More >>

Aratere update

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 5:05 pm | KiwiRail

• Interislander had discussed undertaking Aratere’s first trial sailing tonight. However, due to crew changes and the need to get all crew re-familiarised with the ferry, Interislander made the decision to reschedule a trial sailing until tomorrow ... More >>

Aratere Update

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 4:24 pm | KiwiRail

· Maritime New Zealand yesterday completed two surveys and inspections of Aratere required under International Maritime law. More >>

Aratere Update

Monday, 7 July 2014, 3:50 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is continuing to work through the process for returning Aratere to service. More >>

Aratere daily media update 4/7/14

Friday, 4 July 2014, 2:51 pm | KiwiRail

Thursday 3 July: • Dive survey completed – all in order • All steering gear checks completed • ‘Leak down’ test passed. More >>

Aratere Update

Friday, 27 June 2014, 4:05 pm | KiwiRail

Interislander ferry Aratere is refuelling today in Gladstone, Queensland, and is expected to depart for Wellington early this Saturday. “Depending on the weather, Aratere’s estimated time of arrival in Wellington is Wednesday 2 July,” GM Interislander, ... More >>

KiwiRail releases information on 2013 Melling incident

Friday, 27 June 2014, 9:13 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has released information into the collision of a Tranz Metro service with a concrete stop-block at Melling station on 15 April 2013. More >>

Happy berth-day, Arahura

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 5:19 pm | KiwiRail

The mighty quiet achiever Interisland ferry Arahura will make her 50,000th crossing of Cook Strait tomorrowmorning. More >>

KiwiRail moves Christchurch bikes to Dunedin

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 1:42 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is today moving a special consignment between Christchurch and Dunedin - 70 bikes donated in Christchurch to individuals and families in Dunedin. More >>

Normal Melling Service to Resume Tomorrow, 29/5

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 5:16 pm | KiwiRail

Normal train services on the Melling Line will resume tomorrow morning (Thursday 29 May) following yesterday’s incident at the Melling station. More >>

Services on Melling line remain suspended

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 10:03 am | KiwiRail

All services on the Melling line remain suspended this morning following yesterday’s incident until further notice as soon as the track and infrastructure are repaired. More >>

Tranz Metro service involved in Melling station incident

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 3:11 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail says that a thorough investigation is being undertaken to find the cause of an incident involving a Tranz Metro Wellington to Melling train this morning. More >>

Interislander Masters update

Monday, 26 May 2014, 2:46 pm | KiwiRail

· GM Interislander, Thomas Davis, says one of two investigations involving two Interislander Masters stood down after alleged ‘near miss’ incidents earlier this month has been completed, and the other is continuing. More >>

Aratere update

Monday, 26 May 2014, 11:51 am | KiwiRail

· GM Interislander, Thomas Davis, says new rudder stocks and rudders were installed while the ferry was in the Keppel Shipyard dry dock, and the ferry returned to the water on Friday 23 May. More >>

Landing Creek Road Level Crossing Incident

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 2:33 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail can confirm that a coal train has been involved in a collision this afternoon with a vehicle at the Landing Creek Road level crossing near Reefton. The train was heading towards Westport. More >>

Peters’ claims rejected

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 11:11 am | KiwiRail

GM Interislander, Thomas Davis, rejects claims made today by MP Winston Peters’ that KiwiRail has covered-up three incidents involving Interislander ferries. More >>

Aucklanders reminded to take care around trains

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 1:47 pm | KiwiRail

With Monday heralding a new era of electric train services for Auckland, KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ are reminding Aucklanders to stay alert and vigilant around level crossings and train tracks. TrackSAFE NZ Manager Megan Drayton says “electric trains ... More >>

 

 

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