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26 August 2013

KiwiRail’s second generation DL Locomotives were officially launched today in Auckland by the Minister of Transport, Hon Gerry Brownlee.

4 June 2013

Heavier and longer freight trains are now travelling around the lower North Island due to a growing international demand for export logs.

15 August 2012

Dedicated overnight rail freight services are being introduced between Auckland and Palmerston North in September.

19 July 2012


KiwiRail is disappointed in claims being made  that the rail business  is  "...handing  Fonterra everything it wants...".

24 May 2012

KiwiRail’s youngest locomotive engineer (train driver), Todd Hewetson completed his trainings and taken  his first run in sole charge of a freight train  one week before his 21st birthday.

9 May 2012

A small piece of new business from Express Couriers Ltd sends a signal that KiwiRail is back in the game when it comes to time critical.

6 March 2012

KiwiRail will shortly begin hauling logs from Wairarapa to Wellington by rail as part of a joint venture with lower North Island forestry exporters and CentrePort.

6 March 2012

Further investment is to be made in the busy East Coast Main Trunk (ECMT) rail line between Hamilton and Tauranga to ensure it can continue to meet increasing customer demand for additional rail freight services.

26 January 2012

KiwiRail is reminding motorists, cyclists  and pedestrians to take care at level crossings in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions now there are extra trains running between Hamilton, Tauranga and Mt Maunganui.