KiwiRail - Latest News [Page 1]

First freight train arrives in Christchurch

Friday, 15 September 2017, 2:24 pm | KiwiRail

The first freight train to travel on the Main North Line since the Kaikoura earthquake in 2016 successfully completed its journey into Christchurch this afternoon. The train, carrying general domestic freight from KiwiRail customers Bascik, Toll, Mainfreight ... More >>

First freight train rolls through Kaikoura

Friday, 15 September 2017, 9:12 am | KiwiRail

The first freight train to travel on the Picton-Christchurch rail line since the Kaikoura earthquake was welcomed into Kaikoura this morning by the community and special guests. More >>

Sculpture honours work on Picton-Christchurch line

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 9:33 am | KiwiRail

A sculpture commissioned by KiwiRail to recognise the immense impact of the Kaikoura Earthquake on the rail link between Picton and Christchurch and on the wider community will be unveiled on Friday as freight services resume on the line. More >>

First post-quake freight services announced

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 9:33 am | KiwiRail

The first freight services to run again on the rail line between Picton and Christchurch will begin on 15 September, just 10 months after Kaikoura’s devastating earthquake, KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy announced today. More >>

Workforce delivers stunning result

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 11:51 am | KiwiRail

Today’s welding of the line, linking up the railway between Picton and Christchurch is a huge milestone nine months after the November 14 earthquake and a credit to the more than 1500 people involved in the project KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter ... More >>

South Island rail line could open for freight within a month

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 3:00 pm | KiwiRail

Work on repairs to the Main North Line railway following November’s Kaikoura earthquake has progressed quickly in recent weeks and the first freight trains may run within a month, KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy says. “We are getting very close ... More >>

Railway man’s bravery honoured

Monday, 31 July 2017, 4:53 pm | KiwiRail

Railway man’s bravery honoured A plaque honouring the courage of railway man Corporal Leslie Andrew has been unveiled today at Wellington Railway Station by KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy, The Rail Heritage Trust and Corporal Willie Apiata VC. Corporal ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

InfoPages Links

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL