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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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