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Growing Freight

A key focus of KiwiRail has been to grow the rail freight business. It represents 60% of the revenue we generate and holds significant growth potential

We’ve made a huge effort to earn the trust of our customers that rail is a reliable and cost effective way for them to move their goods. We’ve made significant improvements to the track, increased capacity on the Aratere by a third and we’ve purchased new locomotives, wagons and containers so that we can offer faster and more frequent services.

And they’re starting to come back – overall freight revenue has grown by 25% in three years as companies like Fonterra, Mainfreight and Progressive enterprises have opted to use more rail freight.

Annual report

08/09

09/10

10/11

11/12

Increase (3 years)

Freight Revenue

Not reported

367.1

396.7

457.6

25%

Freight EBITDA

Not reported

100.7

117.7

129.1

28%

Volumes (ntk) (M)

Not reported

3,919

4,178

4,580

15%