Kiwi Rail

  • Work Underway to Drain Omoto Slip Site

    Published on : Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and KiwiRail say work is progressing on draining the Omoto slip site, with a drill rig now on site to undertake drainage of water from the slip surface.     The rig will be installing …

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  • Study Highlights Rail’s Value To New Zealand

    Published on : Monday, November 27, 2017

    Rail is delivering up to $1.5 billion a year to New Zealand in hidden benefits, according to a study prepared as part of a joint KiwiRail/NZTA team looking at integrated transport planning.   “That far exceeds what the taxpayer is …

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  • Earthquake Commemoration A Time For Reflection

    Published on : Thursday, November 16, 2017

    The 12 months since a 7.8 earthquake struck near Kaikoura devastating the Main North Line railway have been enormously challenging, but a year on it is pleasing to see progress made, delivering some respite for residents and truck drivers, KiwiRail …

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  • KiwiRail Celebrates 30 Years Of The TranzAlpine

    Published on : Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    One of New Zealand’s most beloved tourism experiences, KiwiRail’s iconic TranzAlpine train journey, will celebrate 30 years of operation in November.   “The TranzAlpine, one of the Great Journeys of New Zealand, has grown from humble beginnings to become one …

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  • Freight Rolling Again On Kaikoura Line

    Published on : Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    Freight operations on the Main North Line between Blenheim and Christchurch are set to resume tonight, says KiwiRail Group General Manager Network Services Todd Moyle.   “Favourable weather conditions and the excellent work by our teams mean we are able …

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  • South Island Rail Line Could Open For Freight Within The Month

    Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017

    Work on repairs to the Main North Line railway following November’s Kaikoura earthquake has progressed quickly in recent weeks and the first freight trains may run within a month, KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy says. “We are getting very close …

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  • Repairs To Quake-Damaged Line Continue Apace

    Published on : Saturday, July 8, 2017

    KiwiRail 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.   …

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  • KiwiRail Recognised For Excellence In Financial Reporting

    Published on : Thursday, June 22, 2017

    KiwiRail has won a prestigious trans-Tasman award for financial reporting and stakeholder communications.   It last night took home the Australasian Reporting Awards Communication Award – Public Sector, as well receiving a bronze award, for its 2016 Annual Integrated Report. …

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  • KiwiRail Wins Workplace Health and Safety Award

    Published on : Friday, June 2, 2017

    A collaborative initiative to reduce hot works injuries saw KiwiRail win the Engagement category of the 2017 New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards in Auckland last night.   Thewinning Hotworks project was a co-operative effort with KiwiRail’s union partner …

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  • Surge In Motorists Risking Their Safety On Level Crossings

    Published on : Friday, June 2, 2017

    KiwiRail and Tracksafe NZ are warning Auckland motorists to take more care as the number of vehicles hitting protective barrier arms at level crossings surges.   The number of incidents where protective barriers are damaged has risen by almost 300 …

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  • KiwiRail – Care Needed As Trains Start To Run

    Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017

    KiwiRail and NCTIR have reconnected the Main North Line between Christchurch and Ferniehurst so that massive work trains can help finish the repair.   “The damaged section of rail line, including major bridges, has been made ready to take the …

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  • Progress In Restoring Christchurch-Picton Line Boosted By Tamper’s Arrival

    Published on : Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    A KiwiRail ballast tamper has arrived in the South Island  to assist in the restoration of the Main North Line (MNL) railway linking Christchurch and Picton.   “The tamper, along with its crew of six, is normally based in Palmerston …

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  • Work Progressing Well On Fire-Damaged Line

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    Scaffolding has been put in place on the most severely damaged bridge on the Christchurch-Greymouth line between Cass and Springfield as work to reopen the line gathers pace.   “Work is progressing well and we are working hard to achieve …

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  • Work On Christchurch – Picton Line Gathering Pace

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    KiwiRail is warning people to stay off railway tracks with growing numbers putting themselves at risk as the Main North Line rebuild between Christchurch and Blenheim gathers pace.   Work on the line this week includes putting the track back …

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  • Services To West Coast Resume

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    KiwiRail has cleared the slips on the Midland Line and will begin running services, including the internationally acclaimed TranzAlpine train, to and from Greymouth again tomorrow.   “Our staff and contractors have worked hard and getting the line open again …

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