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TranzAlpine boost to bring tourists to the West Coast

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:20 pm | KiwiRail

The Government's $40m investment in the award-winning TranzAlpine scenic train will bring thousands more tourists onto the West Coast each year, creating jobs and enabling other tourism ventures, KiwiRail Acting Chief Executive Todd Moyle says. More >>

Coastal Pacific to start premium service

Friday, 23 November 2018, 2:23 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is launching its first premium tourism service with a $40 million investment from the Government's Provincial Growth Fund, which will put new carriages onto the award-winning Coastal Pacific scenic journey. More >>

Coastal Pacific reconnects Picton and Christchurch

Friday, 23 November 2018, 8:57 am | KiwiRail

Passengers will travel again today on the rail line between Picton and Christchurch - the first time since it was devastated by the Kaikoura earthquake two years ago. More >>

KiwiRail committed to inland freight hub

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 9:36 am | KiwiRail

The Government's $40m investment in a new freight hub near Palmerston North will ready the Manawatu-Whanganui region for the coming freight growth, KiwiRail's Acting Chief Executive Todd Moyle says. More >>

KiwiRail trains and ferries to join Roaring Chorus

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 4:34 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail trains and Interislander ferries will take part in WW100's Roaring Chorus on November 11 to mark the Armistice Centenary. More >>

Electric locomotives to continue with Government investment

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 1:49 pm | KiwiRail

The Government's commitment to fund the refurbishment of KiwiRail's ageing electric locomotives on the North Island Main Trunk line will provide additional capacity as rail continues its freight growth, KiwiRail Acting Chief Executive Todd Moyle ... More >>

Investigations underway for proposed Marsden Point rail link

Friday, 26 October 2018, 9:28 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail will today begin work on geotechnical investigations along a section of the route of the proposed rail link to the port at Northport/Marsden Point. More >>

Daytime freight trains rolling again after Kaikoura quake

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 10:33 am | KiwiRail

The first daytime freight trains in almost two years are rolling again between Blenheim and Christchurch, marking a milestone in the rebuild effort following the Kaikoura earthquake. More >>

KiwiRail welcomes $196 million investment in commuter rail

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9:11 am | KiwiRail

The government's multi-million dollar investment in Wellington's regional rail network will make passenger trains more reliable and allow for future growth, KiwiRail Acting Chief Executive David Gordon says. More >>

Daytime freight trains resume after Kaikoura earthquake

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 9:27 am | KiwiRail

The first daytime freight trains in almost two years will be running again between Blenheim and Christchurch from next week, marking a milestone in the rebuild effort following the Kaikoura earthquake. More >>

Delivering safety and fairness to farmers

Monday, 17 September 2018, 1:17 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has launched a new policy that will deliver safe outcomes and be fair to farmers and others with private crossings Group General Manager Investment, Planning and Risk David Gordon says. More >>

Landmark Pay Deal Struck at Kiwirail

Monday, 27 August 2018, 1:40 pm | KiwiRail

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union and KiwiRail have today signed a landmark pay deal which will see a flat rate of higher pay applied across all 2319 of its members, rather than the usual percentage increase for workers. More >>

KiwiRail delivers strong result

Friday, 24 August 2018, 3:12 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has posted another strong financial result despite the on-going impact of the Kaikoura earthquake on its freight and tourism businesses, Acting Chair Brian Corban says. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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