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New Locomotives To Replace South Island Fleet

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 6:28 am | KiwiRail

Fifty-seven brand new low-emissions locomotives will boost KiwiRail in the South Island, provide more reliable services for current customers and attract new customers from road through better economics, KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller says. ... More >>

Next Step For New Rail Stations In Southern Auckland

Friday, 8 October 2021, 5:30 pm | KiwiRail

Improved public transport options for Southern Auckland are a step closer following the publication today of planning approval applications for new train stations. KiwiRail is the lead agency for three new stations between Papakura and Pukekohe and has submitted ... More >>

New Ashburton Rail Hub Welcomed

Saturday, 2 October 2021, 6:02 pm | KiwiRail

The Government’s $2 million investment towards a new road-rail hub in Ashburton will improve safety and traffic flows in the town and reduce climate emissions by getting more freight off South Island roads, KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg ... More >>

Napier To Wairoa Log Trains Now Running Weekdays

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 9:22 am | KiwiRail

Growing demand to get Hawkes Bay logs to port will see KiwiRail increase its log trains so they run every weekday, KiwiRail Chief Operating Officer Todd Moyle says. The Government invested $6.2 million to re-open the weather-damaged Napier to Wairoa ... More >>

KiwiRail Gets World-first Green Loan Certification For New Ferries

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 2:36 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail's $350m loan facility to finance the purchase of two new Interislander ferries has become the first shipping loan in the world to be certified by the Climate Bond Initiative (CBI). The Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme < ... More >>

Work underway at KiwiRail’s Hillside Workshops

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 11:32 am | KiwiRail

The largest workshop at KiwiRail’s South Dunedin Hillside Workshops is set to come down as a major redevelopment of the historic site gets underway. More >>

NZUP Investment Will Enhance Northland Rail

Friday, 4 June 2021, 9:50 am | KiwiRail

The Government’s proposed investment in Northland, which includes a new spur line to link Northport to the existing rail network, is great news, KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller says. Today the Government announced funding to build a 19km ... More >>

New Rail Link Removes Oldest Tunnel

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 2:24 pm | KiwiRail

Trains running between Picton and Christchurch are now using a new stretch of rail track that bypasses the oldest tunnel on the line, bringing greater resilience to the key freight and tourism corridor. <img src="" ... More >>

Tauranga Container Mountain Moved By Rail

Monday, 24 May 2021, 10:23 am | KiwiRail

Extra KiwiRail services have helped clear a large backlog of containers filled with imports which were unloaded at the Port of Tauranga after ships were diverted there from Auckland at the peak of the international supply chain crisis. “We’ve worked ... More >>

$1.3 Billion Investment Creates Sustainable Pathway For KiwiRail

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 2:20 pm | KiwiRail

The Government’s significant rail investment in Budget 2021 is another major and welcome step to making KiwiRail sustainable, Group Chief Executive Greg Miller says. The Government has committed $1.3 billion for rail in Budget 2021, building on previous ... More >>

Easter Weekend Chance For Work On Auckland’s Rail Lines

Monday, 29 March 2021, 4:46 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is taking advantage of the Easter long weekend to maintain and upgrade Auckland’s rail network. Buses will replace trains on all lines from Friday 2 April to Monday 5 April while KiwiRail shuts the network to carry out crucial work across ... More >>

Latest Bridge Strike Symptom Of Costly Problem

Friday, 12 March 2021, 3:21 pm | KiwiRail

The main trunk line for New Zealand's trains had to be closed for 24 hours after a truck hit a rail bridge near Taihape on Friday afternoon, forcing the cancellation of 11 trains and disrupting the national rail freight network. The incident is the ... More >>

KiwiRail And Te Ātiawa O Te Waka-a-Māui Formalise Partnership Through Kawenata

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 3:25 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail and Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Trust today recognised the importance of their partnership by signing a Kawenata - a formal relationship agreement. The Kawenata, which was signed at Waikawa Marae, is the first of its kind to be signed ... More >>

Celebrate With Pride On Rainbow Explorer Train

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 3:49 pm | KiwiRail

For the first time ever, KiwiRail is running a dedicated pride train service on the Northern Explorer from Auckland to coincide with the Wellington Pride Festival. The Rainbow Explorer train on Thursday 25 March offers Kiwis a ticket to travel in ... More >>

Southern Station Locations Announced

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 3:02 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail and the Supporting Growth Alliance (Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi) have today confirmed their proposed sites for three new stations in southern Auckland and will now begin more detailed consultation with stakeholders about their development. ... More >>

Big Push On Auckland Rail Replacement

Friday, 22 January 2021, 2:29 pm | KiwiRail

Trains will not run on the Eastern line, between Britomart and Ōtāhuhu for the next two weeks as KiwiRail finishes work to replace worn rail on this important passenger and freight line. Last year, the line was temporarily closed for four weeks while ... More >>

Trains Return To Britomart Station

Monday, 18 January 2021, 10:40 am | KiwiRail

Passenger trains returned to Britomart Station today after a three-week closure while a new scissor track crossing was installed at the eastern end of Britomart tunnel and worn out rail was replaced between Newmarket and the city. KiwiRail Chief ... More >>

World-renowned Shipyard Chosen To Build New Interislander Ferries

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 5:09 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has named world-renowned Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) based in Ulsan, South Korea as its preferred shipyard to build the two new Interislander ferries. KiwiRail Chief Executive Greg Miller said the decision to work with HMD was a significant ... More >>

KiwiRail Focuses On New Ferry Terminal At Kaiwharawhara

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 1:34 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail is focussed on delivering a new ferry terminal at Kaiwharawhara within four years to support the new Interislander ferries, that provide a crucial economic and passenger link for New Zealand. KiwiRail's Chief Operating Officer Capital Projects ... More >>

Auckland Metro Network Christmas Shutdown

Monday, 14 December 2020, 6:23 pm | KiwiRail

Infrastructure work across the Auckland metro rail network is set to ramp up over the Christmas period during a network wide shut down. As Aucklanders head out of the city on holiday, work on several projects is scheduled across the network to ... More >>