Repairs To Quake-Damaged Line Continue Apace

Published on : Saturday, July 8, 2017

Kiwi RailKiwiRail workers are set to end the weekend with only10 kilometres of rail on the Picton to Christchurch line still needing the repairs that will allow work trains and tampers to operate over the whole length of the line.

 

“Those 10 km include some of the toughest jobs in rebuilding the railway after the November 2016 earthquake but we are getting there,” says KiwiRail Group General Manager Network Services Todd Moyle.

 

“The next target is to have work trains being able to operate on the whole length of the 348 km line. Having work trains operating on the line will be a significant achievement in itself and is a key step in getting the Main North Line  re-opened for freight services.

 

“We are unable to put a firm date on the re-opening yet, but we will get the freight trains running again as quickly as is safely possible.

 

“The Main North Line railway between Picton and Christchurch is a critical part of the network for moving freight between the North and South Islands.

 

“Before the earthquake, more than 1 million tonnes of freight was moved on the MNL each year.”

 

“As part of getting the job done safely, people need to be aware there are work trains and other vehicles using the line, and take care around the rail corridor.

 

“The dedication and skill of the KiwiRail workers, and the partnerships we have in the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery alliance with NZTA, means we are getting the job done,” says Mr Moyle.

 

Source:- Kiwi Rail

Tags:

Comments are closed.

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 03 itb-asia 2017
  • 04 Imex America 2017
  • 10 Globalwellnesssummit 2017
  • 10 thehotelshow 2017
  • 11 AHIF 2017
  • 12 theleisureshow 17
  • 12 TTF17
  • 13 Frontiers Forum 2017
  • 14 bltm 2017
  • 15 leisure 17
  • 16 OTDYKH 2017
  • 16 SKAL 17
  • 17 hospitalityqatar 17
  • 17 worldmiceday 2017
  • 18 TRAVEL-TECH-MIDDLE 2017
  • 18 worldmiceday 2017
  • 19 IITM
  • 19 TTG Incontri 2017
  • 43 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com