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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 >>

KiwiRail announces fleet decision on North Island line

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 11:33 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail will improve its reliability and efficiency for customers by employing an all-diesel fleet on the North Island Main Trunk line, KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy says. More >>

KiwiRail welcomes commitment to rebuild rail

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 12:15 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail will work to restore freight services for customers on the Main North Line from Picton to Christchurch as soon as possible with work beginning immediately, Chief Executive Peter Reidy says. More >>

KiwiRail responds to TAIC report on Aratere

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 11:08 am | KiwiRail

The Transport Accident Investigation Committee’s report into the loss of the Interislander ferry Aratere’s propeller in 2013 makes valuable recommendations around the standard for advanced propeller manufacture, KiwiRail Group General Manager Todd Moyle says. More >>

KiwiRail ferries back in full operation

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 11:11 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail’s Interislander ferries are back in full operation for the first time since the Kaikoura earthquake, with the railspan that allows rail wagons to be loaded on the Aratere now restored. More >>

Volunteers needed to spring clean the Melling Line

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 1:20 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail are looking for volunteers to join staff from KiwiRail and Hutt City Council as they spring clean the Melling Railway Line in Lower Hutt between 9.00am – 2.00pm on Saturday 10 December. More >>

Picton Terminal back in full operation

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 2:39 pm | KiwiRail

The Interislander Ferry Terminal in Picton is back in full operation, allowing KiwiRail Interislander passenger services to return to normal for the first time since the Kaikoura earthquake. More >>

Aratere back sailing after Kaikoura quake

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 10:12 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail’s InterIslander ferry Aratere will resume sailing Cook Strait from first thing tomorrow (Tuesday November 29) after the linkspan at Wellington’s Ferry Terminal, used to load and discharge vehicles was damaged during the Kaikoura quake a fortnight ... More >>

Aratere back sailing after Kaikoura quake

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 9:46 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail’s InterIslander ferry Aratere will resume sailing Cook Strait from first thing tomorrow (Tuesday November 29) after the linkspan at Wellington’s Ferry Terminal, used to load and discharge vehicles was damaged during the Kaikoura quake a fortnight ... More >>

KiwiRail announces new NZ Connect coastal service

Monday, 28 November 2016, 12:42 pm | KiwiRail

The service responds to customers’ expectations of KiwiRail as a logistics partner and is a logical solution to provide innovative freight connections between Auckland and Christchurch following the Kaikoura earthquake earlier this month. More >>

Public urged to stay clear of damaged railway land

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 5:19 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is reminding the public to stay well clear of all railway tracks, tunnels and bridges following reports that people have been accessing and trespassing on railway land between Picton and Christchurch. More >>

Coastal Pacific update

Monday, 21 November 2016, 3:51 pm | KiwiRail

Carriages used on the Coastal Pacific scenic passenger train are being shifted to the popular TranzAlpine and Northern Explorer services in the wake of the Kaikoura earthquake. More >>

Ferry passenger services up and running

Friday, 18 November 2016, 1:58 pm | KiwiRail

The Picton Passenger Terminal has re-opened and foot passengers are now able to be booked for sailings across Cook Strait. More >>

Real progress made on ferry and rail operations

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 9:06 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail’s ferries the Kaitaki and Kaiarahi are now back to over 75% capacity on the Cook Strait and hope to be running full operations by the end of the week. More >>

North Island rail network back up and running

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 9:21 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail advises all Wellington passenger services are back up and running today following yesterday’s earthquake. Repairs were completed on the overhead infrastructure of the Wellington Metro network and test trains ran across the network last night ... More >>

Wellington passenger services expected to resume tomorrow

Monday, 14 November 2016, 4:28 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail advises all lines north, east and west of Palmerston North, and the Midland Line between Rolleston and Greymouth are now open. More >>

Passengers disembark from KiwiRail ferry

Monday, 14 November 2016, 11:52 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail advises that the Kaiarahi ferry has now berthed in Picton and is unloading its passengers, following earthquake damage at Picton and Wellington ports. Port authorities have now cleared one berth for use though the terminal has sustained ... More >>

 

 

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