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Aucklanders reminded to take care around trains

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 1:47 pm | KiwiRail

With Monday heralding a new era of electric train services for Auckland, KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ are reminding Aucklanders to stay alert and vigilant around level crossings and train tracks. TrackSAFE NZ Manager Megan Drayton says “electric trains ... More >>

Joint Approach for reintroduction of DL locomotives

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 4:22 pm | KiwiRail

The first of KiwiRail’s DL locomotives returned to service today, with more to be re-introduced over the coming weeks. More >>

Pearl Fishers and Sol3 Mio tenors deliver for KiwiRail

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 12:55 pm | KiwiRail

A visually stunning advertising campaign combining New Zealand scenery, Kiwi-Samoan tenors, and a soaring 19th century aria has significantly boosted KiwiRail Scenic Journeys market penetration. More >>

Auckland rail ready for electric train passenger services

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 3:55 pm | KiwiRail

The $500 million project to electrify Auckland’s rail network reached its most significant milestone moments ago when the Prime Minister and KiwiRail staff officially energised electric rail infrastructure into Britomart, New Zealand’s busiest transport ... More >>

Challenging Half Year Impacts Financial Results

Friday, 28 February 2014, 10:25 am | KiwiRail

For the six months to end December 2013, KiwiRail is reporting an increase in revenue of nearly $3 million, but due to several factors that have disrupted our earnings growth, our operating profit is less than the same period last year. More >>

KiwiRail appoints new General Manager Zero Harm

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 9:41 am | KiwiRail

KiwRail’s Chief Executive, Peter Reidy has announced the appointment of Dr Bob Stacy as the new General Manager, Zero Harm. More >>

KiwiRail alarmed at spate of near-collisions

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 1:03 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail and the NZ Police are alarmed at a spate of near collisions between motorists and trains at level crossings around the country and are urging drivers to obey level crossing warnings and exercise patience at level crossings. So far this year train ... More >>

Majority of train services return to normal from Monday

Friday, 10 January 2014, 10:39 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail contractors have been taking advantage of the holiday period to push forward with essential work to electrify Auckland’s rail network. More >>

KiwiRail’s Growth Momentum Still on Track

Friday, 25 October 2013, 2:24 pm | KiwiRail

Over the last three years KiwiRail has increased revenue by over 25 percent, with freight revenue growing by over $100 million in the same period, Chairman John Spencer said today at KiwiRail’s Annual Public Meeting in Christchurch. More >>

KiwiRail’s new Scenic carriages win design award

Monday, 21 October 2013, 2:57 pm | KiwiRail

Scenic’s new AK passenger carriages have taken a Silver Award in the Best Product Design in the 2013 New Zealand Design Awards run by the Designers Institute of New Zealand. More >>

Capital Connection fare increase

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 1:48 pm | KiwiRail

Fares for the Capital Connection will increase for all travel from 1 November 2013. As part of the ongoing drive to ensure the commercial viability of the Capital Connection service, there will be a 10 percent increase in fare prices for passengers travelling ... More >>

Seismic strengthening at Wellington Railway Station

Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 11:57 am | KiwiRail

Engineers have identified some areas of Wellington Railway Station that may require strengthening to make them safer in the event of a significant earthquake. More >>

KiwiRail Scenic earns Silver Enviro Award

Monday, 30 September 2013, 11:34 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail Scenic's efforts towards environmental sustainability have been rewarded, with the long-distance train operator winning a Silver Enviro endorsement from Qualmark this week. More >>

All aboard Auckland

Friday, 27 September 2013, 12:57 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is celebrating 150 years of rail in New Zealand with a travelling exhibition heading to Auckland – by train! More >>

KiwiRail celebrates the 150th anniversary of rail

Friday, 27 September 2013, 10:36 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has launched a month-long nationwide celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of rail in New Zealand. To commemorate the occasion, a travelling exhibition showcasing rail in New Zealand will visit 12 locations around the country in September and October. More >>

Coastal Pacific train back for summer

Friday, 27 September 2013, 9:02 am | KiwiRail

The Coastal Pacific train between Christchurch and Picton resumes today for the start of its extended summer season of operation. More >>

Interislander’s flagship ferry returns with facelift

Thursday, 12 September 2013, 12:01 pm | KiwiRail

Interislander’s flagship passenger ferry – the Kaitaki – arrived in Wellington this morning after making its way back from drydock in Brisbane with a brand new look. The ship departed Wellington just over six weeks ago for drydock work as well ... More >>

KiwiRail achieves forecast operating surplus result

Friday, 30 August 2013, 11:05 am | KiwiRail

Due to continued growth from the freight business KiwiRail is pleased to report that it has slightly exceeded its forecast result achieving an operating surplus of just over $108 million, compared to the expected range of $104 to $107 million. Revenue ... More >>

New Rail Maintenance Machines Arrive In New Zealand

Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 4:13 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has unloaded shipments of six brand new rail maintenance machines from Australia and the United States. More >>

No Trains on Ngauranga-Petone Rail Line - 9am- 3pm Fri

Friday, 12 July 2013, 8:58 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail inspections have identified minor damage to the sea wall along the Ngauranga-Petone section of the rail line as a result of southerly swells and stormy weather since Wednesday. More >>

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