20 January 2017 4:04PM

KiwiRail is offering day trips from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass on its popular TranzAlpine service after Wednesday’s weather bomb cut road and rail links.

16 January 2017 1:01PM

The first freight train to leave the Blenheim Freight Hub heading south has successfully completed its journey to Lake Grassmere this morning, opening the way for commercial goods to run again on this section of the South Island’s Main North Line following November’s 7.8 earthquake.

11 January 2017 4:04PM

A significant section  of KiwiRail’s Main North Line has been reinstated over the Christmas break with the track from Picton to Grassmere now repaired and designs for six bridges along the route near completion.

22 December 2016 10:10AM

A joint operation, led by NCTIR alliance partners KiwiRail and NZTA, has enabled the successful removal of freight goods from service 737, the train that stopped in a tunnel north of Kaikoura on the morning of the 14 November earthquake. The goods are now being trucked to Kaikoura before being relocated to Christchurch.

21 December 2016 3:03PM

The Government has announced an alliance between KiwiRail and NZTA that will work to reinstate the coastal rail and road route north of Kaikoura. Here is Minister of Transport Simon Bridges' press release: 

21 December 2016 11:11AM

KiwiRail will improve its reliability and efficiency for customers by employing an all-diesel fleet on the North Island Main Trunk line, KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy says.

15 December 2016 10:10AM

KiwiRail will work to restore freight services for customers on the Main North Line from Picton to Christchurch as soon as possible with work beginning immediately, Chief Executive Peter Reidy says.

15 December 2016 9:09AM

The Transport Accident Investigation Committee’s report into the loss of the Interislander ferry Aratere’s propeller in 2013 makes valuable recommendations around the standard for advanced propeller manufacture, KiwiRail Group General Manager Todd Moyle says.

06 December 2016 12:12PM

KiwiRail’s Interislander ferries are back in full operation for the first time since the Kaikoura earthquake, with the railspan that allows rail wagons to be loaded on the Aratere now restored.

30 November 2016 1:01PM

KiwiRail are looking for volunteers to join staff from KiwiRail and Hutt City Council as they spring clean the Melling Railway Line in Lower Hutt between 9.00am – 2.00pm on Saturday 10 December.

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