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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 >>

Reopening Rail Line To Napier A Milestone For Hawke’s Bay Cyclone Recovery

Friday, 15 September 2023, 11:43 am | KiwiRail

The reopening of the rail line to Napier – allowing rail freight to once again get to Napier Port – is an important step for the Hawke’s Bay cyclone recovery, KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy says. Scheduled freight services will resume ... More >>

Congratulations To Finalists Of The KiwiRail Tourism Environment Award

Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 12:18 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail, as a vital part of the transport and tourism sector of Aotearoa, is a proud sponsor of the KiwiRail Tourism Environment Award in the New Zealand Tourism Awards 2023. “We are investing in a sustainable future, including through new Interislander ... More >>

Changes Made To Avoid Repeat Of Wellington Rail Disruption

Friday, 1 September 2023, 11:31 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has welcomed the Government’s rapid review into its handling of disruptions to passenger services in Wellington earlier this year and has already moved to change its systems. “We are absolutely committed to providing a safe and reliable ... More >>

Major Milestone For Palmerston North Rail Hub

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 11:19 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail’s Regional Freight Hub in Palmerston North has taken a strong step forward, with its designation being confirmed. The planned 175 hectare rail-road hub on the northern edge of the city is an important part of Te Utanganui , the Central New ... More >>

A ‘Steely Stare’ to promote rail safety

Monday, 7 August 2023, 6:27 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail and TrackSAFE are urging people to be like Steely Stan – and take a good hard look for trains when approaching any rail level crossing. As part of Rail Safety Week 2023, role model Steely Stan will champion taking a good look to both the left ... More >>

New Capital Connection Carriages Enter Service Next Week

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 1:55 pm | KiwiRail

From Monday, the Capital Connection will offer passengers a smoother ride between Palmerston North and Wellington, as newly refurbished carriages come into operation. KiwiRail General Manager Scenic Journeys and Commuter Rail Tracey Goodall says KiwiRail ... More >>

Ongarue Rail Accident 100 Year Memorial Unveiling

Friday, 7 July 2023, 5:05 pm | KiwiRail

Tomorrow, on Saturday the 8th of July at 11:00am, the Ongarue Rail Accident Memorial will be unveiled to mark 100 years since the Ongarue derailment. The derailment claimed 17 lives and seriously injured 28 others. The memorial is sited near Ongarue on the ... More >>

KiwiRail Focuses On Core Passenger And Freight Ferries

Monday, 19 June 2023, 2:04 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has confirmed its intention to sell the freight-only Valentine ferry to free-up crew and funding to increase investment in reliable freight and passenger ferries. The Valentine was originally leased by KiwiRail to provide additional freight ... More >>

Budget 2023 Continues Rail Rebuild And Looks To The Future

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 3:17 pm | KiwiRail

Budget 2023 will continue work upgrading the national railway, improve rail resilience in weather damaged regions, and look towards the future with an investigation into electrifying more rail lines, KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy says. The $569.2 ... More >>

Interislander Sorry For Loss Of Power Incident, Outlines Steps To Assure Safety

Friday, 5 May 2023, 6:54 pm | KiwiRail

Interislander is sorry for any distress caused to passengers and crew when the ferry Kaitaki lost power while sailing, in January and has taken a number of steps to ensure it never happens again, KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy says. A Transport Accident ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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