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17 September 2015

KiwiRail accepts the judgment of the Auckland District Court today in regard to the accident in which Downer employee Paul Anderson was seriously injured when a digger he was operating was struck by a train.

17 September 2015

KiwiRail has changed its procedures at its Tranz Metro maintenance depot following an investigation into the Kaiwharawhara derailment on 20 May, 2013.

28 August 2015

KiwiRail’s net operating surplus¹ of $91m for the year to June 30, 2015, is a 17% improvement over the previous year and is a credible result in the current environment, KiwiRail Chairman John Spencer says.

27 August 2015

KiwiRail proposes to use first-for-New Zealand technology to upgrade safety measures at Auckland’s Morningside Rail Station where a pedestrian died earlier this year.


9 August 2015


New Zealanders are being reminded to ’Expect Trains’ in a new nationwide campaign being launched by Transport Minister Hon Simon Bridges at the Wellington Railway Station tomorrow morning as part of Rail Safety Week.


3 August 2015

KiwiRail has opened tenders from tourism or freight rail operators interested in running services on the Napier-Gisborne rail line.

22 July 2015

The article in Travel Pulse magazine by James Ruggia gives a comprehensive description of Scenic Journeys' tourism offerings, and makes a strong case for international tourists to include rail in their NZ tour planning. The full article follows.

By James Ruggia - Travel Pulse

Usually when we think of crossing the Alps on a thrilling and jaw droppingly beautiful train we immediately think of Switzerland's Glacier Express or the Bernina Express, but south of the equator, New Zealand's TranzAlpine train crosses South Island from coast to coast on a run that crosses the Southern Alps, from Christchurch to Greymouth on a 4.5-hour journey that blazes through the clouds at its apex.

30 June 2015

KiwiRail announced today that it will keep the Capital Connection running for the next three years following a funding contribution by Horizons Regional Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council.

18 June 2015

Trucks that strike rail bridges create a significant risk for rail passengers and staff, as well as exposing drivers and their companies to the cost of repairs, and KiwiRail’s message is always check your height before you drive under a bridge.

15 June 2015

The sons and daughters of ten current KiwiRail employees have been awarded scholarships of $2000 towards their tertiary education.




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