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Rail Upgrade North Of Whangārei Aligned With Marsden Point Rail Link

Tuesday, 11 June 2024, 2:53 pm | KiwiRail

The project to reopen the rail line north of Whangārei will remain on hold while design work on a new rail link to Marsden Point is carried out so the two projects can be aligned. More >>

Changes To Kāpiti Line Timetables Over The Coming Days

Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 2:31 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail General Manager Jon Knight says there was already a temporary speed restriction on one section of track between Porirua and Paremata, due to a damaged rail. Worsening coastal erosion near the tracks has now required that restriction to be extended. More >>

Budget 2024 Rail Investment Supports Reliability And Value For Money

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 3:03 pm | KiwiRail

The Government’s $466 million Budget 2024 investment in rail highlights a commitment to reliable public transport in Auckland and Wellington and supporting export growth nationally, KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy says. More >>

New Fairfield Freight Hub Gets More Goods On Rail

Saturday, 20 April 2024, 7:00 am | KiwiRail

The new rail hub at Fairton sits alongside our business estate and it’s perfectly placed for those industries sending product to the North Island or to ports and overseas markets. More >>

Increased Train Movements Near Ashburton

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 3:42 pm | KiwiRail

“it is important for people to recognise that most trains will now be travelling at normal speed (80km) and they should never attempt to cross the tracks until the train has passed.” More >>

Full Rail Network Rebuild Work To Be Carried Out Between Papakura And Pukekohe

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 11:32 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail will be able to carry out the full upgrade and renewals work needed on the track between Papakura and Pukekohe while it is still closed for other improvement work. This section of Auckland’s network has been closed since September 2022, ... More >>

Rail Operators Working Together At New Auckland Train Control Centre

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 3:09 pm | KiwiRail

The new train control centre will see teams from KiwiRail, Auckland Transport and Auckland One Rail working more closely together to improve train services across the city. The Auckland Rail Operations Centre in Ellerslie was opened today by Transport ... More >>

KiwiRail Welcomes Consultation On Government Policy Statement On Land Transport

Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 2:24 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy said the Government Policy Statement on land transport released this week provides clarity on the Government’s draft investment priorities. “We continue to have constructive engagement with the Minister of Transport ... More >>

KiwiRail Partners With Stadler For New Low-emissions Locomotives

Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 11:37 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has signed two new contracts for low-emissions locomotives with Swiss rail manufacturer Stadler. The first contract involves the delivery of nine mainline locomotives equipped with ETCS (European Train Control System) for seamless operation on the ... More >>

KiwiRail Builds Momentum, Posts Surplus In Challenging Conditions

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 3:44 pm | KiwiRail

Performance highlights for the six months ended 31 December 2023: Operating surplus was $40.5m, down $41.1m from HY23 as a result of general economic conditions resulting in slightly lower revenues, and fuel adjustment factor margins. It was also impacted ... More >>

Discussions With Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Underway

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 10:33 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy KiwiRail has now started discussions with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) to enter a termination agreement for the contract for the build of two new Interislander ferries. This follows the Government’s decision last year ... More >>

Statement On Maritime New Zealand Prosecution Of KiwiRail

Thursday, 18 January 2024, 11:09 am | KiwiRail

Attributable to Chief Executive Peter Reidy We have been advised of Maritime New Zealand’s decision to prosecute KiwiRail Limited over the Kaitaki loss of power incident in January last year. We assure all our passengers and staff that their ... More >>

Great Journeys New Zealand Appear In The New York Times Prestigious Global Destinations List

Wednesday, 10 January 2024, 4:00 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is beyond thrilled to represent New Zealand in being featured on The New York Times ’52 places to go in 2024’ list. ‘New Zealand by Train’ appears at number four on the list, positioned proudly between Yamaguchi, Japan and Maui, ... More >>

New Auckland Railway Station Building Open Today

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 12:46 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has today opened a new station building in central Auckland, for travellers to check in and relax prior to boarding their Northern Explorer scenic or Te Huia train journey. 66 The Strand, a former railway signals building which dates from ... More >>

KiwiRail Statement On Project iReX

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 3:22 pm | KiwiRail

Attributable to David McLean, KiwiRail Chair The KiwiRail Board was yesterday advised by the Government that it has decided not to provide further funding for the Inter-Island Resilient Connection (iReX) project. Unfortunately, we cannot proceed ... More >>

Auckland Christmas Rail Closure A Chance To Progress Major Upgrades

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 11:41 am | KiwiRail

While people are enjoying their Christmas holidays, around 1,800 KiwiRail staff and contractors will be out on the tracks across Auckland, making progress on rail improvement projects and essential maintenance. The Auckland passenger rail network ... More >>

Major Wellington Rail Projects To Take A Leap Forward This Christmas

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 11:40 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail will make significant progress on several major rail projects around the Wellington region this Christmas, taking advantage of the annual network shutdown to work without interruption. The Wellington region’s rail network will be closed ... More >>

Labour Weekend Closure To Work On Rail Lines In Auckland And Wellington

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 3:27 pm | KiwiRail

This Labour Weekend will see KiwiRail teams make significant progress on major rail projects and maintenance work in Auckland and Wellington. To get this work done safely, passenger services will not run from Saturday 21 October in Auckland and Sunday 22 ... More >>

Lifting Performance To Deliver Growth For New Zealand

Monday, 2 October 2023, 4:32 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has achieved an improved operating surplus in its above rail operations of $156.5m [1] for the year ended 30 June 2023, up 17 per cent on the prior year. Board Chair David McLean says KiwiRail is successfully positioning itself for future ... More >>

Scenic Plus Service Coming To Coastal Pacific

Friday, 22 September 2023, 12:22 pm | KiwiRail

The iconic Coastal Pacific scenic train has returned to the South Island’s East Coast and will have a new offering for our visitors in time for the summer season. On 14 December 2023 Great Journeys New Zealand will launch the Coastal Pacific Scenic ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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