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KiwiRail Wins Award for Freight Excellence

Friday, 14 July 2017, 10:45 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail’s efforts to keep freight moving around New Zealand following the Kaikoura earthquake saw it take home an Australasian Rail Industry Award in Sydney last night. More >>

Ferry sailing cancellations

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 1:28 pm | KiwiRail

Sailings of the Interislander ferries have been cancelled due to the deterioration of weather in Cook Strait, with the up to 7-metre-high waves arriving earlier than predicted. More >>

Interislander ferry sailings cancelled

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 12:01 pm | KiwiRail

Sailings of the Interislander ferries have been cancelled from Wednesday night because of predicted severe weather in Cook Strait, with up to 7-metre-high waves forecast through till Friday morning. More >>

Rail reopening closer as first train crosses Clarence River

Sunday, 9 July 2017, 8:18 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail marked another milestone in the rebuild of the rail line between Picton and Christchurch today, with the first work train crossing the Clarence Bridge since the earthquake. More >>

Repairs to quake-damaged line continue apace

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 2:05 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail workers are set to end the weekend with only10 kilometres of rail on the Picton to Christchurch line still needing the repairs that will allow work trains and tampers to operate over the whole length of the line. “Those 10 km include ... More >>

KiwiRail recognised for excellence in financial reporting

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 2:47 pm | KiwiRail

22 June 2017 KiwiRail recognised for excellence in financial reporting KiwiRail has won a prestigious trans-Tasman award for financial reporting and stakeholder communications. It last night took home the Australasian Reporting Awards Communication Award – ... More >>

Interislander ferry sailings resume after severe weather

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 4:33 pm | KiwiRail

Interislander ferry sailings resume after severe weather Sailings of the Interislander ferries will resume from Thursday morning. Wednesday sailings were cancelled due to severe weather but forecasts show that swells will reduce overnight making early ... More >>

Wednesday Interislander ferries cancelled

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 1:53 pm | KiwiRail

All Wednesday sailings of the Interislander ferries have been cancelled because of predicted severe weather in Cook Strait, with 7.5 metre high waves expected. More >>

Surge in motorists risking their safety on level crossings

Friday, 2 June 2017, 1:07 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail and Tracksafe NZ are warning Auckland motorists to take more care as the number of vehicles hitting protective barrier arms at level crossings surges. More >>

KiwiRail wins Workplace Health and Safety Award

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 10:00 am | KiwiRail

A collaborative initiative to reduce hot works injuries saw KiwiRail win the Engagement category of the 2017 New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards in Auckland last night. More >>

Safety a priority as trains head towards Kaikoura

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 1:45 pm | KiwiRail

Trains will be running north of Claverley towards Kaikoura on the Main North Line for the first time since the earthquake from tomorrow. More >>

Government commitment to rail welcomed

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:43 pm | KiwiRail

The Government’s two year commitment of $450 million in capital funding announced today will ensure the reliability initiatives of the past two years continue to drive productivity and commercial outcomes for KiwiRail and its customers, Chairman Trevor ... More >>

Heavy lifting on the Kaikoura line

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:58 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail brought in a 132-tyre transporter to tackle the huge job of moving two locomotives that were stranded by the Kaikoura earthquake. More >>

KiwiRail purchases Kaitaki

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 10:00 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail purchases Kaitaki KiwiRail has moved to secure the future of the Cook Strait link by purchasing the Interislander ferry Kaitaki, the largest domestic passenger ferry operating in New Zealand. The ship had previously been leased. “The Interislander ... More >>

KiwiRail has announced three new appointments to its Board

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 11:43 am | KiwiRail

Chairman Trevor Janes said the three new directors - John Dennehy, Bob Major and Sue McCormack - bring varied and considerable industry and governance strengths to the Board as it tackles the challenges of rebuilding the South Island network post ... More >>

KiwiRail willing to go ugly to win rebuild battle

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 2:17 pm | KiwiRail

Speed is coming before beauty as KiwiRail forges ahead with its reconstruction of the Main North Line. More >>

“The Great Journeys of New Zealand” launched at TRENZ 2017

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 12:51 pm | KiwiRail

Some of New Zealand’s most beloved tourism experiences have been united under one brand, The Great Journeys of New Zealand. More >>

Memorial Stone for Tangiwai disaster’s unsung heroes

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 11:07 am | KiwiRail

On Sunday 7 May 2017 a special memorial event will be held at Tangiwai to honour the heroism of Locomotive Engineer First Class Charles Parker and Locomotive Fireman Lance Redman, whose selfless actions saved 134 lives during the Tangiwai disaster. More >>

Care needed as trains start to run

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 10:20 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail and NCTIR have reconnected the Main North Line between Christchurch and Ferniehurst so that massive work trains can help finish the repair. More >>

Kaikoura train on the move

Monday, 27 March 2017, 11:34 am | KiwiRail

Rail was back moving near Kaikoura as the KiwiRail train stuck between slips was shifted to allow vital work to begin on realigning the road and track at one of the major slip site More >>

 

 

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