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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 >>

Earthquake commemoration a time for reflection

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 10:30 am | KiwiRail

The 12 months since a 7.8 earthquake struck near Kaikoura devastating the Main North Line railway have been enormously challenging but a year on it is pleasing to see progress made, delivering some respite for residents and truck drivers, KiwiRail ... More >>

Kaikoura Earthquake Commemoration a Time for Reflection

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 8:40 am | KiwiRail

The 12 months since a 7.8 earthquake struck near Kaikoura devastating the Main North Line railway have been enormously challenging, but a year on it is pleasing to see progress made, delivering some respite for residents and truck drivers, KiwiRail ... More >>

Thirty years of TranzAlpine celebrated

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 2:11 pm | KiwiRail

One of New Zealand’s most beloved tourism experiences, KiwiRail’s iconic TranzAlpine train journey, marked 30 years of operation today with celebrations in Christchurch and Greymouth. Among guests at today’s events were many of those who were involved ... More >>

Freight rolling again on Kaikoura line

Monday, 30 October 2017, 12:48 pm | KiwiRail

Freight operations on the Main North Line between Blenheim and Christchurch are set to resume tonight (Monday), says KiwiRail Group General Manager Network Services Todd Moyle. More >>

KiwiRail Celebrates 30 Years of the TranzAlpine

Monday, 30 October 2017, 9:52 am | KiwiRail

One of New Zealand’s most beloved tourism experiences, KiwiRail’s iconic TranzAlpine train journey, will celebrate 30 years of operation in November. More >>

Significant rainfall impacts Main North Line

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 2:47 pm | KiwiRail

Exceptionally high levels of rain in Kaikoura in recent weeks have impacted on the Main North Line rail link between Blenheim and Christchurch. More >>

KiwiRail wins supreme Excellence in Business Support Award

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 2:09 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail’s resilience and ability to adapt to disruption saw it take home the supreme award at the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards last night. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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