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Transformation delivers results despite earthquake

Friday, 24 February 2017, 4:23 pm | KiwiRail

The Kaikoura earthquake and lower bulk milk volumes have impacted KiwiRail’s half yearly result but Chief Executive Peter Reidy says he is pleased that despite these challenges, the State Owned Enterprise has still achieved its commitment to Government ... More >>

Bridge demolition about to begin

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 1:29 pm | KiwiRail

Bridge demolition about to begin The first major demolition project in the programme to restore the Main North Line linking Picton and Christchurch is about to get underway. Bridge 90, near Hundalee in North Canterbury, will be taken down and replaced with ... More >>

Work progressing well on fire-damaged line

Friday, 17 February 2017, 10:05 am | KiwiRail

Scaffolding has been put in place on the most severely damaged bridge on the Christchurch-Greymouth line between Cass and Springfield as work to reopen the line gathers pace. More >>

Rail line to West Coast to close for at least six weeks

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 2:09 pm | KiwiRail

The Christchurch-Greymouth line between Cass and Springfield is still closed because of a fire. More >>

West Coast line remains closed

Sunday, 5 February 2017, 11:47 pm | KiwiRail

West Coast line remains closed The Christchurch-Greymouth line between Cass and Springfield is still closed because of a fire. Fire service crews supported by helicopters continued their efforts to extinguish the fire today, and a watching fire crew will ... More >>

Fire closes line to the West Coast

Saturday, 4 February 2017, 8:17 pm | KiwiRail

Fire closes line to the West Coast A fire on the Christchurch - Greymouth line between Cass and Springfield has closed the track. The fire is still burning. “A full assessment of damage to the track will be carried out when the fire is under control and it ... More >>

KiwiRail gearing up for big quake repairs

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 12:31 pm | KiwiRail

Replacing and repairing bridges badly damaged in the Kaikoura earthquake is a key part of the next major phase in the rebuild of the Main North Line. More >>

Services to West Coast resume

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 4:28 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has cleared the slips on the Midland Line and will begin running services, including the internationally acclaimed TranzAlpine train, to and from Greymouth again tomorrow. More >>

Work on Christchurch – Picton line gathering pace

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 9:17 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is warning people to stay off railway tracks with growing numbers putting themselves at risk as the Main North Line rebuild between Christchurch and Blenheim gathers pace. Work on the line this week includes putting the track back in place ... More >>

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 >>



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