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New South Auckland Station Names Announced

Friday, 20 May 2022, 6:20 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail and Auckland Transport have announced details of the proposed names for the three new stations to be constructed between Papakura and Pukekohe. The names are Maketuu (Drury Central), Ngaakooroa (Drury West), and Paeraataa (Paerata). The ... More >>

Budget 2022 Continues Rail Rebuild

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 2:31 pm | KiwiRail

Budget 2022 keeps the rebuild of our national railway on track with $661.5 million allocated for rail, KiwiRail Acting Chief Executive David Gordon says. The investment includes: $312.3 million to continue the Government’s commitment to raising the ... More >>

Peter Reidy Returning To KiwiRail As CEO

Monday, 2 May 2022, 9:23 am | KiwiRail

Former KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy will return to the role to take the company forward after nearly four years as CEO at Fletcher Construction, KiwiRail Chairman David McLean says. "The KiwiRail Board was impressed by the number ... More >>

No Trains Over Easter While KiwiRail Improves Network

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 10:08 am | KiwiRail

No trains will run on the Auckland network over Easter, 15-18 April, as KiwiRail uses the holiday weekend to continue important network upgrades. “KiwiRail is raising the standard of the Auckland rail network with big projects ahead of City Rail Link ... More >>

KiwiRail’s Oldest Locomotive Retires

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 11:59 am | KiwiRail

The replacement of KiwiRail’s oldest diesel shunt locomotive with a modern, zero-emissions equivalent symbolises the transformation going on in KiwiRail, Acting Chief Executive David Gordon says. Transport Minister Michael Wood and Climate Change Minister James ... More >>

Major Milestone For Regional Freight Hub

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 11:05 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail’s Regional Rail Hub near Palmerston North has reached a significant milestone, with the Independent Hearing Panel recommending it be given the planning designation it needs to proceed, Executive General Manager Property Olivia Poulsen says. KiwiRail ... More >>

KiwiRail Result Reflects Challenging Environment

Monday, 28 February 2022, 5:26 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail's half-year result reflects a challenging six months operating in an environment shaped by the impacts of COVID-19. KiwiRail Holdings Limited, which owns and operates New Zealand's rail network and the Interislander Cook Strait ferries, today announced ... More >>

Approval For Two Stations In Southern Auckland

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 1:12 pm | KiwiRail

Two new train stations for Southern Auckland are a step closer today after planning consent was granted for the Drury Central and Paerata stations. The two stations were approved under the fast-track provisions of the COVID recovery legislation. ... More >>

Auckland Rail Network Re-opens After A Successful Temporary Closure

Monday, 24 January 2022, 9:28 pm | KiwiRail

Auckland’s rail network fully re-opened today after KiwiRail successfully delivered an unprecedented work programme across the city during a temporary closure. KiwiRail Acting Chief Executive David Gordon says it was one of the most ambitious temporary ... More >>

Most Ambitious Rail Shutdown Almost Complete

Friday, 14 January 2022, 3:59 pm | KiwiRail

Most commuter trains are due to resume running in Auckland from Monday following KiwiRail successfully delivering an unprecedented work programme across the city while the rail network has been temporarily closed. Eleven out of 13 projects across ... More >>

TranzAlpine Is Back On Track

Friday, 14 January 2022, 10:58 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail’s award-winning TranzAlpine service resumed running today between Christchurch and Greymouth, after a break of almost five months. The service will depart Christchurch at 8:15am every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, setting off on a five-hour ... More >>

Preparing For An Unprecedented Auckland Metro Network Christmas Upgrade

Monday, 20 December 2021, 10:07 am | KiwiRail

While most Kiwis are counting down to Christmas, KiwiRail is gearing up to put in the mahi to improve and upgrade the Auckland metro rail network. The network will temporarily close so that work on several projects can go ahead safely and efficiently ... More >>

Contract For Christchurch Mechanical Rail Hub Awarded

Friday, 17 December 2021, 2:43 pm | KiwiRail

A new rail mechanical facility in Christchurch will support more than a hundred of construction jobs and help ensure efficient rail services for the South Island, KiwiRail Acting Group Chief Executive Todd Moyle says. KiwiRail has signed a contract ... More >>

Valentine Arrives In Wellington

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 5:08 pm | KiwiRail

The ferry Valentine arrived in Wellington today and will begin moving freight across Cook Strait as soon as the handover and familiarisation are complete, likely later this month, Interislander General Manager Walter Rushbrook says. The ferry has been ... More >>

Pukekohe Station Building To Become Part Of Historic Precinct

Friday, 10 December 2021, 10:43 am | KiwiRail

A new home has been found for the old Pukekohe Railway Station building, as a passionate historian and businessman is set to move the station to Matangi, near Hamilton, and restore it there. The station’s new home will be part of a precinct which includes ... More >>

Covid Takes Toll On KiwiRail’s Scenic Trains

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 4:24 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail will not restart two of its regular scenic trains until mid-2022, while the tourism market remains difficult and improvements are made to the services, KiwiRail Acting Group Chief Executive Todd Moyle says. KiwiRail’s three Scenic trains – ... More >>


Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 1:30 pm | KiwiRail

Today, the Rail and Maritime Transport Union and KiwiRail agreed on Terms of Settlement which bring their Collective Agreement negotiations to a conclusion. Notice of strike action has now been lifted by the RMTU and that will avoid further disruption to ... More >>

Interislander Introduces New Vaccine And Testing Requirements

Monday, 29 November 2021, 6:59 pm | KiwiRail

New vaccine and testing requirements for passengers on Interislander ferries will give the travelling public confidence over the summer holidays, Interislander General Manager Walter Rushbrook says. From 15 December, all passengers aged 12 years and ... More >>

KiwiRail Chief Executive Steps Down

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 9:06 am | KiwiRail

Greg Miller has resigned as Group Chief Executive of KiwiRail, with his resignation effective immediately, KiwiRail Acting Chair Sue McCormack says. Mr Miller advised that recent and sustained allegations in the media, while rejected by him, have become ... More >>

Work Ramps Up Over Auckland Metro Network Christmas Shutdown

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 1:01 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail, Auckland Transport and City Rail Link are finalising plans for an unprecedented Christmas works programme to improve and upgrade the Auckland metro rail network. While Aucklanders enjoy the summer holidays and patronage on the network is traditionally ... More >>