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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 >>

All Go For Track Work During Holidays

Monday, 14 December 2020, 10:41 am | KiwiRail

While most people are taking a break over Christmas and New Year, KiwiRail is getting significant work done on and around the tracks. KiwiRail, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and contractors will be taking advantage of the quieter holiday period ... More >>

COVID-19 Impacts KiwiRail’s FY20 Result

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 12:43 pm | KiwiRail

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on KiwiRail’s bottom line for the past financial year, but rigorous operational changes and cost savings measures have helped stabilise the business, KiwiRail chairman Brian Corban says. KiwiRail Holdings ... More >>

Trains Resume On Wairoa - Napier Line

Friday, 20 November 2020, 12:22 pm | KiwiRail

Log trains are running again on the Wairoa-Napier line from this weekend. Services were suspended earlier this year as a result of COVID-19's impact on the forestry industry. KiwiRail Chief Operating Officer Todd Moyle says the first train will run ... More >>

KiwiRail And CentrePort Looking To Alleviate Congestion

Friday, 13 November 2020, 6:29 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail and Wellington’s CentrePort are exploring ways to work together to try to improve the movement of freight which is currently congested around the North Island. “A combination of factors including industrial action at Australian ports ... More >>

Auckland Metro Upgrade Reaches Milestone

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 4:19 pm | KiwiRail

Weekday train services will be running across all lines on Auckland’s metro network following the completion of another section of rail upgrade. Earlier in the year testing revealed over 100km of rail in the Auckland metro network was in need of ... More >>

"Bands On Board" Returns To Interislander This Summer

Friday, 16 October 2020, 4:58 pm | KiwiRail

Passengers on Interislander's Kaitaki sailings this summer can look forward to the return of the popular "Bands on Board" programme, supporting New Zealand music. Bands on Board offers touring performing artists the opportunity to cross ... More >>

Auckland Train Passengers In For A Smoother Ride

Friday, 16 October 2020, 10:38 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail's project to repair and replace tracks around the Auckland Metro network is ramping up with the arrival of a grinder machine to re-surface worn rails. Grinders are commonly used to maintain tracks by smoothing out the railhead surface and correcting ... More >>

Premium Service Launched On South Island Trains

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 4:24 pm | KiwiRail

Passengers travelling on the TranzAlpine and Coastal Pacific in the South Island are being offered a new way to experience train travel as The Great Journeys of New Zealand, owned and operated by KiwiRail, rolls out an enhanced onboard service. "Scenic ... More >>

Updated Statement - Palmerston North Level Crossing Collision

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 1:43 pm | KiwiRail

From KiwiRail Group Chief Executive, Greg Miller: “Following this morning’s level crossing collision between a bus and a freight train, KiwiRail is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the bus driver. I send my thoughts, and those of all our ... More >>

Statement - Palmerston North Level Crossing Collision

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 10:10 am | KiwiRail

KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller: "I was shocked and saddened to learn of this morning's collision, shortly after 8am, between a bus and a locomotive at Clevely Line about 2km south of Bunnythorpe. "KiwiRail staff are on site, ... More >>