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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 >>

West Coast line remains closed

Sunday, 5 February 2017, 11:47 pm | KiwiRail

West Coast line remains closed The Christchurch-Greymouth line between Cass and Springfield is still closed because of a fire. Fire service crews supported by helicopters continued their efforts to extinguish the fire today, and a watching fire crew will ... More >>

Fire closes line to the West Coast

Saturday, 4 February 2017, 8:17 pm | KiwiRail

Fire closes line to the West Coast A fire on the Christchurch - Greymouth line between Cass and Springfield has closed the track. The fire is still burning. “A full assessment of damage to the track will be carried out when the fire is under control and it ... More >>

KiwiRail gearing up for big quake repairs

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 12:31 pm | KiwiRail

Replacing and repairing bridges badly damaged in the Kaikoura earthquake is a key part of the next major phase in the rebuild of the Main North Line. More >>

Services to West Coast resume

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 4:28 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has cleared the slips on the Midland Line and will begin running services, including the internationally acclaimed TranzAlpine train, to and from Greymouth again tomorrow. More >>

Work on Christchurch – Picton line gathering pace

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 9:17 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is warning people to stay off railway tracks with growing numbers putting themselves at risk as the Main North Line rebuild between Christchurch and Blenheim gathers pace. Work on the line this week includes putting the track back in place ... More >>

Changes to TranzAlpine service

Friday, 20 January 2017, 5:06 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is offering day trips from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass on its popular TranzAlpine service after Wednesday’s weather bomb cut road and rail links. More >>

First post-earthquake train runs from Blenheim

Monday, 16 January 2017, 12:55 pm | KiwiRail

The first freight train to leave the Blenheim Freight Hub heading south has successfully completed its journey to Lake Grassmere this morning, opening the way for commercial goods to run again on this section of the South Island’s Main North Line following ... More >>

Restoration of the Main North Line continues apace

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 9:48 am | KiwiRail

A significant section of KiwiRail’s Main North Line has been reinstated over the Christmas break with the track from Picton to Grassmere now repaired and the designs for six bridges along the route near completion. More >>

Kaikoura train freight is on the move

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 9:09 am | KiwiRail

A joint operation, led by NCTIR alliance partners KiwiRail and NZTA, has enabled the successful removal of freight goods from service 737, the train that stopped in a tunnel north of Kaikoura on the morning of the 14 November earthquake. The goods ... More >>



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