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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 >>

Fatality at level crossing near Morrinsville

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 5:11 pm | KiwiRail

A tragic accident at a level crossing near Morrinsville this afternoon has left one person dead and another critically injured. KiwiRail’s Group General Manager of Asset Management David Gordon says a 716m long freight train ferrying goods between ... More >>

Rail safety campaign wins supreme award at the Axis Awards

Friday, 17 March 2017, 4:39 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ’s social media campaign, “The Conscious Crossing”, won big at last night’s Axis Awards, taking home eight Gold Axis Awards and the overall Grand Axis Award. More >>

Restoration of Christchurch-Picton line boosted by tamper

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 12:12 pm | KiwiRail

A KiwiRail ballast tamper arrived in the South Island today (Wednesday) to assist in the restoration of the Main North Line (MNL) railway linking Christchurch and Picton. More >>

Need for vigilance as trains start running on Thursday

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 3:16 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is warning motorists and others that maintenance trains and other rail vehicles are about to start running on the Main North Line between Picton and Christchurch. “The trains are a vital part of the re-build programme" says Group General ... More >>

Renowned TranzAlpine service to resume

Monday, 6 March 2017, 2:54 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail’s renowned TranzAlpine service is set to resume on Wednesday March 22 after repairs to the Midland Line between Christchurch and Greymouth were completed faster than expected. More >>

Line to West Coast set to re-open earlier than expected

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 1:54 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is expecting to re-open the Midland line between Christchurch and Greymouth ahead of schedule on March 20. The line was badly damaged when a fire swept through 300 ha between Cass and Springfield over Waitangi weekend, damaging several bridges ... More >>

Transformation delivers results despite earthquake

Friday, 24 February 2017, 4:23 pm | KiwiRail

The Kaikoura earthquake and lower bulk milk volumes have impacted KiwiRail’s half yearly result but Chief Executive Peter Reidy says he is pleased that despite these challenges, the State Owned Enterprise has still achieved its commitment to Government ... More >>

Bridge demolition about to begin

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 1:29 pm | KiwiRail

Bridge demolition about to begin The first major demolition project in the programme to restore the Main North Line linking Picton and Christchurch is about to get underway. Bridge 90, near Hundalee in North Canterbury, will be taken down and replaced with ... More >>

Work progressing well on fire-damaged line

Friday, 17 February 2017, 10:05 am | KiwiRail

Scaffolding has been put in place on the most severely damaged bridge on the Christchurch-Greymouth line between Cass and Springfield as work to reopen the line gathers pace. More >>

Rail line to West Coast to close for at least six weeks

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 2:09 pm | KiwiRail

The Christchurch-Greymouth line between Cass and Springfield is still closed because of a fire. More >>



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