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Daytime freight trains rolling again after Kaikoura quake

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 10:33 am | KiwiRail

The first daytime freight trains in almost two years are rolling again between Blenheim and Christchurch, marking a milestone in the rebuild effort following the Kaikoura earthquake. More >>

KiwiRail welcomes $196 million investment in commuter rail

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9:11 am | KiwiRail

The government's multi-million dollar investment in Wellington's regional rail network will make passenger trains more reliable and allow for future growth, KiwiRail Acting Chief Executive David Gordon says. More >>

Daytime freight trains resume after Kaikoura earthquake

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 9:27 am | KiwiRail

The first daytime freight trains in almost two years will be running again between Blenheim and Christchurch from next week, marking a milestone in the rebuild effort following the Kaikoura earthquake. More >>

Delivering safety and fairness to farmers

Monday, 17 September 2018, 1:17 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has launched a new policy that will deliver safe outcomes and be fair to farmers and others with private crossings Group General Manager Investment, Planning and Risk David Gordon says. More >>

Landmark Pay Deal Struck at Kiwirail

Monday, 27 August 2018, 1:40 pm | KiwiRail

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union and KiwiRail have today signed a landmark pay deal which will see a flat rate of higher pay applied across all 2319 of its members, rather than the usual percentage increase for workers. More >>

KiwiRail delivers strong result

Friday, 24 August 2018, 3:12 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has posted another strong financial result despite the on-going impact of the Kaikoura earthquake on its freight and tourism businesses, Acting Chair Brian Corban says. More >>

Coastal Pacific train service to return from December

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 9:59 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail’s iconic Coastal Pacific scenic journey will roll again between Picton and Christchurch from December 1 this year, two years after the service was put on hold because of the devastating Kaikoura earthquake. More >>

West Coast feasibility study highlights potential of rail

Friday, 20 July 2018, 1:38 pm | KiwiRail

A feasibility study for a new West Coast tourism service highlights rail’s ability to drive economic growth in the regions, KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy says. More >>

Board announces search for new Chief Executive

Monday, 16 July 2018, 1:35 pm | KiwiRail

The KiwiRail Board has today announced Chief Executive Peter Reidy will leave the State Owned Enterprise after four years in the role. More >>

KiwiRail joins Climate Leaders Coalition

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 7:24 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail joins Climate Leaders Coalition KiwiRail has today committed to help New Zealand move to a low-emissions future, through improving its own operations as well as helping other businesses reach their own sustainability targets. KiwiRail Chief ... More >>

Trains return to Wairoa - Napier line

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 9:10 am | KiwiRail

Trains are moving again on the Napier to Wairoa line for the first time in six years in an important milestone in the re-opening of the line. More >>

Trains back on Wairoa - Napier line

Friday, 1 June 2018, 1:21 pm | KiwiRail

Trains will be moving again on the Napier to Wairoa line for the first time in six years next Wednesday. More >>

KiwiRail welcomes Northland rail business case

Friday, 1 June 2018, 12:43 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy has welcomed the Government’s decision to investigate the potential for upgrading and expanding rail north of Auckland. More >>

‘Inspiring’ earthquake recovery project wins award

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 9:05 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail and the wider team responsible for the reopening of the rail line between Blenheim and Christchurch just nine months after the Kaikoura earthquake, have won a prestigious Australasian rail award. More >>

Work on Wairoa – Napier line hits milestone

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 7:55 am | KiwiRail

The project to re-open the Wairoa-Napier rail line takes a significant step forward today (Tuesday 1 May) with track gangs beginning work on the line. More >>

ATAP 2018 Transport Plan a big step forward

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 1:13 pm | KiwiRail

ATAP 2018 Transport Plan a big step forward for rail April 26 2018 Today’s announcement of a new Auckland Transport Alignment Programme (ATAP) with a boosted role for rail is a significant step forward for the region, KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy ... More >>

KiwiRail remembers the Wahine

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:19 am | KiwiRail

An Interislander ferry sounded its horn to mark the time the Wahine struck Barrett Reef this morning and, weather permitting, another will form the backdrop to a flotilla on Wellington Harbour this afternoon, as KiwiRail helps commemorate the 50-year anniversary ... More >>

KiwiRail remembers the Wahine

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 10:29 am | KiwiRail

An Interislander ferry will sound its horn to mark the time the Wahine struck Barrett Reef and another will form the backdrop to a flotilla on Wellington Harbour, as KiwiRail helps commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Wahine tragedy. More >>

Tremendous progress on Main North Line continues

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 12:48 pm | KiwiRail

The re-opening of State Highway One at night through Kaikoura from mid-April underlines the tremendous progress being made to restore the transport networks in the wake of the 2016 earthquake, says KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy. More >>

Rail freight services resumed overnight

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 8:29 am | KiwiRail

Rail freight services on the Main North Line between Picton and Christchurch resumed overnight following completion of work to repair damage caused by former Cyclone Gita, says KiwiRail Group General Manager Todd Moyle. More >>

 

 

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