Why choose rail?

Rail is a key part of New Zealand's integrated transport system providing a fuel efficient and low carbon means of moving goods and people.

Sustainability for KiwiRail starts with financial sustainability. Providing an accessible and reliable rail service helps reduce the transport industry's overall impacts on the environment and communities.

  • As a freight service KiwiRail helps your business reduce the carbon footprint of your products.
  • For local and international tourists, we provide you with sustainable travel options by which to enjoy our country.
  • In Auckland and Wellington we help alleviate congestion, improve air quality and reduce your personal carbon footprint.