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23 January 2015

Interislander ferries moved 128,279 passengers, 33,174 passenger vehicles and 4762 freight vehicles over the Christmas and New Year holiday period with the three ferry services meeting 100 per cent of all scheduled sailings between 24 December 2014 and 19 January.

16 January 2015

KiwiRail and NZ Police are urging Ngaruawahia residents to help keep their young people safe this summer and stop them jumping off the rail bridge over the Waikato River.

15 January 2015

KiwiRail will be carrying out further repairs to the Silverstream rail bridge this weekend, following a vehicle strike on 7 January that caused significant structural damage to the bridge span.

13 January 2015

Eastern Hutt Road near the Silversteam rail bridge remains partially closed after it was struck by a vehicle last Wednesday (7 January). 

8 January 2015

This to advise your listeners that Eastern Hutt Road near the Silversteam rail bridge has been partially closed as repair work is undertaken after the bridge was damaged by a vehicle strike on 7 January. 

7 January 2015

Tranz Metro services between Taita and Upper Hutt stations are being replaced by buses after a truck struck the Silverstream rail bridge until further notice. 



17 December 2014

KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ have launched a new summer rail safety campaign with a message to motorists to stay focused and always look for trains at level crossings over the holidays.

30 October 2014

KiwiRail today acknowledged the 2013/14 financial year had been a challenging one but continued growth in some key markets illustrated the continued relevance of rail in the New Zealand transport sector.

29 August 2014

This morning KiwiRail announced our results for the 2014 Financial Year.

27 May 2014

KiwiRail confirms that there has been an incident involving a train at Melling Station this morning. 

24 April 2014

With Monday heralding a new era of electric train services for Auckland, KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ are reminding Aucklanders to stay alert and vigilant around level crossings and train tracks.

22 April 2014

KiwiRail’s 150th Anniversary container project has won a gold medal in the Exhibition Stand category in the annual New Zealand Sign and Display Association awards.

8 April 2014

The first of KiwiRail’s DL locomotives returned to service today, with more to be re-introduced over the coming weeks.

17 March 2014

KiwiRail is confident the level of risk from exposure to airborne asbestos in its DL locomotives is minimal, following completion of a second round of testing in New Zealand, the results of which were also validated by an internationally recognised occupational medicine expert.

28 February 2014

For the six months to end December 2013, KiwiRail is reporting an increase in revenue of nearly $3 million, but due to several factors that have disrupted our earnings growth, our operating profit is less than the same period last year.

27 February 2014

KiwiRail’s Chief Executive, Peter Reidy has announced the appointment of Dr Bob Stacy as the new General Manager, Zero Harm.

14 February 2014

Strengthening work is about to begin on parts of Wellington Railway Station to make it more resilient in the event of a significant earthquake.

11 February 2014

KiwiRail and the NZ Police are alarmed at a spate of near collisions between motorists and trains at level crossings around the country and are urging drivers to obey level crossing warnings and exercise patience at level crossings. 

10 February 2014

Interislander’s Aratere ferry is due to depart Wellington for drydock repairs in Singapore tomorrow (Saturday 8 February). Following the break of Aratere’s propeller shaft on 5 November last year, the ship will be going to the Keppel Yard to have a new starboard shaft installed. While in drydock, the ship’s port shaft will be inspected and, if appropriate, also replaced. 

20 January 2014

KiwiRail has taken the precaution of halting all trains on the rail network in the lower North island following this afternoon’s earthquake near Eketahuna while track inspections are undertaken to check for any damage to the rail network.

16 December 2013

KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ are warning people to use their Train Brain and not take risks around railway lines this holiday period.

8 November 2013

KiwiRail’s Chairman, Mr John Spencer, today announced that Mr Peter Reidy will join the organisation as Chief Executive, effective 10th February 2014.

29 October 2013

Over the last three years, KiwiRail has increased revenue by over 25 percent, with freight revenue growing by over $100 million in the same period, Chairman John Spencer said today at KiwiRail's Annual Public Meeting in Christchurch.

23 October 2013

An independent investigation into anonymous allegations of infrastructure contracting irregularities by KiwiRail has found no evidence to support the claims.

30 August 2013

Due to continued growth from the freight business KiwiRail is pleased to report that it has slightly exceeded its forecast result achieving an operating surplus of just over $108 million, compared to the expected range of $104 to $107 million. Revenue increased by $12 million to $727 million, with freight revenue of $467 million a $10 million increase on the previous year.

16 August 2013

KiwiRail is advising Tranz Metro passengers that, following this afternoon’s magnitude 6.2 earthquake, all Wellington commuter lines are closed while track inspections are undertaken to check for any damage to the rail. The Wellington Railway Station is also closed.

12 August 2013

People are being urged not to be a “dur brain” by trespassing on train tracks as part of an innovative new campaign for this year’s Rail Safety Week.

7 June 2013

The Chairman of KiwiRail, Mr John Spencer, and the Board have announced they will not be renewing KiwiRail Chief Executive (CE), Mr Jim Quinn’s, five year contract when it expires in February 2014.

30 May 2013

KiwiRail’s innovations to prevent falls have won the the Kensington Swan Best Initiative to Address a Safety Hazard category in last night’s New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards.

9 May 2013

KiwiRail has today released the report on its investigation into the accident in which a young woman was critically injured when a train hit her wheel chair after it became stuck at the Morningside pedestrian level crossing.

28 February 2013

KiwiRail is pleased to report an increase in both revenue and operating surplus over the last six months. This result is primarily due to the continued growth in the core freight business which achieved a revenue result of over $238 million, an improvement of almost eight percent from the previous half year. Overall business revenue increased by four percent to almost $363 million and the operating surplus result of almost $47 million was a 7.6 percent increase.

8 January 2013

KiwiRail is urging Ngaruawahia residents to help keep their young people safe this summer and stop them jumping off the rail bridge over the Waikato river.

20 December 2012

“The fatal collision near Woodville yesterday is a personal tragedy and a reminder to road users and pedestrians to take extra care at level crossings,”  says KiwiRail Chief Executive, Jim Quinn.

19 December 2012

KiwiRail and the Chris Cairns Foundation are warning people to take care around railway lines this holiday period in light of recent statistics showing that people are continuing to take unnecessary risks around the railway.

15 November 2012

The future of Hillside Workshops in Dunedin has been resolved after an extensive national and international search was undertaken for potential purchasers for the site. Unfortunately that process did not result in any purchaser for the entire Hillside business.

1 November 2012

KiwiRail announced today the entry into a bulk fuel supply contract with Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited for the supply of diesel and associated services to KiwiRail.

26 October 2012

KiwiRail has recorded a 25% growth in freight revenue in just two years, Chairman John Spencer said today at KiwiRail’s Annual Public Meeting.

29 August 2012

KiwiRail’s progress towards becoming a sustainable business is well underway reporting revenue growth of 7.2% or almost $50 million. This includes strong revenue growth from the freight business of 15%, or approximately $60 million, and an increase in their EBITDA of 14%.

31 July 2012

New locomotives and wagons are becoming the new workhorses on the network and has KiwiRail strongly placed to meet  customer requirements.

27 June 2012

At KiwiRail’s Annual Public Meeting in November 2011, we outlined our intention to make a change to the Balance Sheet that would reflect a standard commercial valuation approach.

19 June 2012

Wellington commuters were treated to muffins and cake as they passed through Wellington Railway Station this morning to mark the building’s 75th birthday. The Minister of Transport, Gerry Brownlee, also paid the building a visit to join in the birthday celebrations.

2 March 2012

Due to the severe weather warning issued by the Met Service we have made the decision to cancel scheduled Interislander sailings after the 6.25pm sailing from Wellington to Picton this evening.

29 February 2012

KiwiRail’s core business of rail freight has experienced an 11 percent increase in revenue to over $220 million contributing to an overall business revenue increase of over five percent for the half year. The stand-out performer for freight was the Import Export (IMEX) division which recorded an increase in volume of 16 percent and a revenue increase of over 12 percent to over $61 million.

1 February 2012

The Crusaders squad are travelling on KiwiRail’s TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth today, two days before their pre-season match with the Highlanders.