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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 >>

Work underway on Wairoa-Napier line

Monday, 26 February 2018, 9:52 am | KiwiRail

Work will begin on the reinstatement of the Napier to Wairoa rail line today, just two days after the Government announced its funding through the Provincial Growth Fund for the project. More >>

KiwiRail welcomes Government’s boost to rail

Friday, 23 February 2018, 11:59 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy says today’s announcements of new projects in the Provincial Growth Fund are a strong signal of the Government’s confidence in rail’s ability to drive regional economic growth for New Zealand. More >>

KiwiRail working hard to get freight moving again

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 6:23 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is working alongside NZTA as quickly as possible to re-open the rail line and State Highway between Blenheim and Christchurch after it was hit by the sting of Cyclone Gita. More >>

Forestry a success story for KiwiRail

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9:25 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is reaping the benefits of an innovative growth strategy for its forestry business designed to make the best use of its wagon fleet. More >>

Strong Half Year result despite challenges

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 12:38 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has posted a positive half year result with an operating surplus 39% ahead of the previous year, despite a challenging six months. More >>

Severe weather forces cancellation of TranzAlpine

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:37 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail’s TranzAlpine service has been cancelled for Tuesday and Wednesday due to the severe weather expected to hit the country in the wake of Cyclone Gita. More >>

Reopening of State Highway One a ‘remarkable effort’

Friday, 15 December 2017, 3:57 pm | KiwiRail

Today’s reopening of State Highway One north of Kaikoura is a significant milestone for New Zealand’s transport network and the result of a remarkable effort involving road, rail and 1700 workers, KiwiRail’s Chief Executive Peter Reidy says. More >>

Lyttelton Rail Tunnel marks 150 years

Friday, 8 December 2017, 10:35 am | KiwiRail

8 December 2017 Lyttelton Rail Tunnel marks 150 years Tomorrow (Saturday) will mark 150 years since the opening of the Lyttelton Rail Tunnel, an engineering marvel which remains a key part of the KiwiRail network and important contributor to the local ... More >>

KiwiRail safety video wins international award

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 9:28 am | KiwiRail

A KiwiRail video featuring train drivers sharing personal stories of how they’re affected by incidents on the rail network has won a coveted safety award at an international film festival. More >>

Study Highlights Rail’s Value to New Zealand

Monday, 27 November 2017, 8:49 am | KiwiRail

Rail is delivering up to $1.5 billion a year to New Zealand in hidden benefits, according to a study prepared as part of a joint KiwiRail/NZTA team looking at integrated transport planning. More >>

 

 

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