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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 >>

New safety measures for Eastern Hutt Road Bridge

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 1:44 pm | KiwiRail

New safety measures for Eastern Hutt Road Bridge; message for truck drivers Trucks that strike rail bridges create a significant risk for rail passengers and staff, as well as exposing drivers and their companies to the cost of repairs, and KiwiRail’s ... More >>

Continuing Disruption Across Wellington Rail Network

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 12:48 pm | KiwiRail

Services have been suspended on the Kapiti, Melling and Johnsonville Lines until further notice. KiwiRail track crews are working across the network to assess damage caused by this weather event and determine timelines for reopening of the closed ... More >>

Capital Connection buffet carriage to be removed

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 4:13 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail will be withdrawing the buffet car from Monday 2 March 2015 as it is due for significant maintenance work. More >>

Keolis Downer and KiwiRail - world-class rail for Wellington

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 4:07 pm | KiwiRail

World-leading passenger transport operator, Keolis Downer, and New Zealand’s premium rail operator, KiwiRail, have announced a partnership for the tender to operate and maintain Wellington’s Regional passenger rail services from 2016. More >>

Statement on Aratere fault

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 9:21 am | KiwiRail

Interislander ferry Aratere has encountered what is believed to be an electrical fault on her arrival into Wellington yesterday afternoon. The vessel was still fully operational, and berthed safely, and passengers disembarked. More >>

Switch off on the beach NOT at level crossings

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 10:49 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ have launched a new summer rail safety campaign with a message to motorists to stay focused and always look for trains at level crossings over the holidays. December is known as the month for family, festivity and fun. ... More >>

Capital Connection fare to increase

Friday, 17 October 2014, 9:37 am | KiwiRail

Media release 17 October 2014 Capital Connection fare to increase for travel from 1 November 2014 More >>

Coastal Pacific resumes for 2014-15 extended summer season

Monday, 29 September 2014, 5:17 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail Scenic Journeys Manager Gavin Rutherford says that the service will be making return trips between Christchurch and Picton each day through until 3 May next year and the support from the local community on the first day has been fantastic. More >>

KiwiRail Annual Results 2014 Information

Friday, 29 August 2014, 12:29 pm | KiwiRail

• 2014 was a challenging year for KiwiRail. Leading into it, the company had had steady growth in the three years prior. More >>

KiwiRail confirms Clifford Bay land sale

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:50 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has confirmed that the sale of the land at Clifford Bay owned by Clifford Bay Limited to local wine grower Peter Yealands has been finalised. More >>

Wellington Railway Station strengthening to begin

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:45 pm | KiwiRail

Strengthening work on parts of the Wellington Railway Station is starting on Monday 28 July. More >>

Aratere resumes passenger sailings

Monday, 14 July 2014, 5:34 pm | KiwiRail

The Aratere resumed passenger sailings today. The 1445 sailing from Wellington had 160 passengers booked, and the return voyage at 1845 from Picton has 105. Her next sailing will be at 0645 tomorrow. Interislander GM Thomas Davis said that this was ... More >>

Aratere will cross Cook Strait

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 5:11 pm | KiwiRail

• She will leave Wellington at 1700 on a ‘proving’ (test) run, and is scheduled to arrive in Picton at approx. 2030. More >>

Aratere cleared for return to service

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 7:12 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy says the priority for both his company and regulatory authorities has been ensuring the ship is performing safely ahead of next week’s planned return to full passenger services. “Under international maritime ... More >>

Aratere update

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 5:05 pm | KiwiRail

• Interislander had discussed undertaking Aratere’s first trial sailing tonight. However, due to crew changes and the need to get all crew re-familiarised with the ferry, Interislander made the decision to reschedule a trial sailing until tomorrow ... More >>



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