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Time To End Near-miss Circles Of Trauma

Monday, 10 August 2020, 7:59 am | KiwiRail

Every day on average, somewhere in New Zealand there is a near-miss on a railway line. KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller says while people might walk or drive away after a near miss, these split-second decisions can cause long-term effects ... More >>

KiwiRail’s Tourism Trains Back On Track For Summer

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 5:26 pm | KiwiRail

All KiwiRail’s long distance scenic services will be back this summer, giving New Zealanders the opportunity to see their spectacular country from the comfort of a train. “When New Zealand went into its Level 4 Covid lockdown at the end of ... More >>

Investment Strengthens KiwiRail’s South Island Operations

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 7:02 am | KiwiRail

The $39 million investment in a rail maintenance facility in Waltham will see it become the key to KiwiRail’s future operations in the South Island, KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller says. “This funding announced by the Government today ... More >>

KiwiRail Welcomes Funding For Improvements On West Coast

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 11:39 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail welcomes today's announcement that the Government is providing $13 million for geotechnical work that will make rail and road transport more reliable in and out of Greymouth. In October last year a slip at Omoto, near Greymouth, stopped TranzAlpine ... More >>

TranzAlpine To Resume Next Month

Monday, 22 June 2020, 11:25 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is delighted to announce the return of its acclaimed TranzAlpine train service between Christchurch and Greymouth. "I'm excited to be able to say that this award-winning train, which last ran on March 22 before the lockdown, will be ... More >>

Rail Supporting Hawke's Bay Drought Relief

Monday, 15 June 2020, 5:35 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is helping the drought relief effort by shifting stock feed for free from the South Island to parched farms in Hawke’s Bay. “On top of the Covid-19 crisis, the prolonged drought in parts of the North Island has put some farmers and stock ... More >>

Northland Rail Work Begins

Monday, 1 June 2020, 9:56 am | KiwiRail

The start of major work replacing bridges, improving tunnels and upgrading the rail line to Whangarei will result in more reliable train services and enable more freight to be carried by rail, KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller says. As part of ... More >>

Busy Work Programme Begins For Auckland Rail

Friday, 22 May 2020, 4:40 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail teams will be working hard over nights and at weekends throughout winter to build a better rail network for Auckland. Work will begin this weekend to replace almost 12 kilometres of old rail and more than 2500 sleepers on the busy Eastern ... More >>

Wellington Metro Upgrade Works Resume

Friday, 15 May 2020, 2:27 pm | KiwiRail

Upgrade work has resumed on building a better rail network for the Wellington region and this weekend buses will be replacing trains across the network. Visit to find out about any changes to passenger services in your area. After more than ... More >>

$1.2 Billion Investment Another Major Step In Rebuilding Rail For New Zealand

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 2:53 pm | KiwiRail

The Government’s $1.2 billion rail investment in Budget 2020 will help KiwiRail attract more customers and get more freight on rail, KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller says. Building on the Government’s $1 billion investment in Budget ... More >>

KiwiRail Pioneer New Ways Of Working To Protect Against COVID-19

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 5:35 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has adopted new ways of working in order to protect its people and communities from COVID-19. As an essential business, KiwiRail is continuing to move much-needed freight around the country and across Cook Strait. Its rail network is also supporting ... More >>

KiwiRail Focuses On Essential Maintenance During Lockdown

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 10:44 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is taking advantage of lower commuter numbers on the Auckland network, with a significant track maintenance programme underway on the Eastern line. The change in commuter patterns due to COVID-19 has given KiwiRail the chance to lay ... More >>

Interislander Ferries Play Key Role In Moving Hundreds Of Essential Workers

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 9:03 am | KiwiRail

The Interislander ferries continue to play a crucial role in New Zealand's response to COVID-19, moving hundreds of essential workers between the North and South Islands in the past fortnight, KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller says. Around 650 ... More >>

Media Statement On Interislander And Capital Connection

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 8:52 am | KiwiRail

Following the Government’s decision to extend the deadline for travel, KiwiRail will continue to carry all passengers on our Interislander ferries until midnight on Friday, 27 March. Following that time, only essential service workers and freight ... More >>

KiwiRail Makes Changes To Services In Response To COVID-19

Monday, 23 March 2020, 6:55 am | KiwiRail

“KiwiRail is suspending its three tourist trains as part of the response to COVID-19,” says Group Chief Executive Greg Miller. “Tomorrow’s TranzAlpine, Northern Explorer and Coastal Pacific trains have been cancelled and the services will remain suspended ... More >>

KiwiRail Holds Revenue Line And Builds Foundation For Growth

Friday, 28 February 2020, 3:17 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail's result for the half year to December 2019 reflects a solid performance despite a challenging business environment. KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller says: "Our reported revenue for the half year was $333.6 million, up $4.8 million ... More >>

Investment In Kawerau Hub Welcomed

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 3:05 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail welcomes the Government decision to use the Provincial Growth Fund to invest $9.6 million in the Kawerau Container Terminal (KCT). "This will be a welcome new rail hub for the Eastern Bay of Plenty," says Group Chief Executive Greg ... More >>

Major Auckland Rail Upgrade Underway

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 2:57 pm | KiwiRail

The first steps have been taken on two major projects to propel Auckland's rail commuter service into the future. "KiwiRail is straight out of the blocks on these projects worth a total of $686 million, which were announced on January 29. ... More >>

Government investment allows more Northland freight on rail

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 11:15 am | KiwiRail

The Government's latest investment in Northland will enable hi-cube container freight to be transported by rail in the region for the first time ever, KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller says. More >>

KiwiRail welcomes investment in network

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 3:21 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail welcomes the massive funding injection that will enable Auckland rail commuting to continue growing and take cars out of the city. More >>