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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 >>

KiwiRail services operating in Christchurch and Invercargill

Monday, 14 November 2016, 9:24 am | KiwiRail

Passenger train services the TranzAlpine and Coastal Pacific in the South Island are not running. The Northern Explorer is currently running only to Palmerston North and the Capital Connection is not running while the lines are inspected. More >>

KiwiRail services suspended following today’s earthquake

Monday, 14 November 2016, 2:32 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail advises that all trains on the North Island Main Trunk line (NIMT) south of Palmerston North and in the South Island have been cancelled until further notice due to today’s earthquake. More >>

Upgrade of Eastern Hutt Road rail Bridge

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 4:02 pm | KiwiRail

New spans marks next stage of upgrade of Eastern Hutt Road rail Bridge The next stage of the project to upgrade the rail bridge on Eastern Hutt Road, near Silverstream, gets underway this holiday break, with new spans being installed to give motorists ... More >>

KiwiRail acknowledges GWRC decision on new Metro contract

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 1:04 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail acknowledges today’s decision by Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) announcing Transdev as the preferred tenderer for the contract to operate Wellington’s Metro network starting on 1 July 2016. KiwiRail Chief Executive, Peter Reidy, says ... More >>

The Goodwill Express is running again in 2015

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 2:16 pm | KiwiRail

Volunteers from Tranz Metro will be back on-board the Goodwill Express on Saturday 5 December and visiting stations across the region to collect food for the Salvation Army’s Christmas food bank appeal. General Metro Manager, David Shepherd, says ... More >>

KiwiRail cautions truck drivers going under rail bridges

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 5:04 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is warning heavy vehicle drivers of the potential dangers of bridge strikes after a truck hit the span of the bridge over Rockdale Road in Invercargill recently. Incident Recovery Manager, Emma Cowell, says that fortunately the bridge was not ... More >>

Marton-New Plymouth line re-opens

Sunday, 5 July 2015, 10:39 pm | KiwiRail

The Marton-New Plymouth Line re-opened today and freight services are up and running, KiwiRail says. More >>

 

 

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