06 October 2017 12:12PM

KiwiRail’s resilience and ability to adapt to disruption saw it take home the supreme award at the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards last night.

15 September 2017 2:02PM

The first freight train to travel on the Main North Line since the Kaikoura earthquake in 2016 successfully completed its journey into Christchurch this afternoon.

15 September 2017 9:09AM

The first freight train to travel on the Picton-Christchurch rail line since the Kaikoura earthquake was welcomed into Kaikoura this morning by the community and special guests.

12 September 2017 9:09AM

A sculpture commissioned by KiwiRail to recognise the immense impact of the Kaikoura Earthquake on the rail link between Picton and Christchurch and on the wider community will be unveiled on Friday as freight services resume on the line.

06 September 2017 9:09AM

The first freight services to run again on the rail line between Picton and Christchurch will begin on 15 September, just 10 months after Kaikoura’s devastating earthquake, KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy announced today.

25 August 2017 12:12PM

August 25 2017


• $52 million operating surplus in the year to 30 June 2017
• $92 million underlying operating surplus excluding $40 million impact from Kaikoura earthquake
• Productivity savings of $18 million, building on $27 million in 2016
• Operating margin increase from 12.3% to 14.5% excluding earthquake impacts
• Premium freight on-time performance improved by 20% year on year
• Commitment to Shareholder met for second year

23 August 2017 3:03PM

The NZ Transport Agency and KiwiRail want to remind people living, working or travelling in the area between Blenheim and Christchurch that there is increased activity on the Main North Line with work trains operating day and night.

10 August 2017 2:02PM

KiwiRail is giving the public a taste of what it’s like to be a train driver this Rail Safety Week, with its locomotive simulator set to make a rare appearance outside Parliament for the campaign’s launch on Monday 14 August.

08 August 2017 11:11AM

Today’s welding of the line, linking up the railway between Picton and Christchurch is a huge milestone nine months after the November 14 earthquake and a credit to the more than 1500 people involved in the project KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy says.

02 August 2017 2:02PM

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.

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