Commercial occupiers and freight partners lease land and buildings from KiwiRail to enable them to access rail services, or to use our land for their own business needs.
Rural and residential occupiers living next to the railway corridor can apply to lease rail land for their own use. The land must be surplus to our current operational network requirements and be safe to occupy. For safety reasons, fencing and separation from the corridor is essential. All agreements to occupy rail land must be in writing and the most common way to do this is by entering into a Licence to Occupy.