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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 >>

Trentham To Upper Hutt Double Tracking Goes Live

Monday, 15 November 2021, 10:49 am | KiwiRail

Commuters were able to travel on the new double-tracked section of rail line between Trentham and Upper Hutt for the first time today, marking the completion of a two-year project aimed at enabling more people and freight to travel on the Hutt Valley Line. ... More >>

Replacement Ferry To Boost Interislander Service

Friday, 5 November 2021, 12:28 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail has leased an additional freight ferry to provide capacity and resilience on Cook Strait, KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller announced today. The Valentine is completing technical due diligence in England now, ahead of sailing to New Zealand. ... More >>

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 >>