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Auckland metro rail

Aucklanders and visitors make 22 million commuter rail journeys on the city’s network each year (pre-Covid). Six million tonnes of freight also travel on the network annually supporting our country’s critical supply chains, including to and from the two biggest ports (Ports of Auckland and Port of Tauranga).

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Wellington metro rail

Each year more than 14 million passenger journeys are made on Wellington's metro rail network and this is forecast to grow. KiwiRail is upgrading the network to add capacity to Wellington rail lines and improve resilience.

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Funding and investment

New Zealand’s rail network is being reinvigorated by unprecedented Government investment. To deliver on the Government’s priorities for rail KiwiRail has developed the Rail Network Investment Programme which outlines planned investment over the next three years, and forecasts potential investment over the next decade.

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Looking after the network

We maintain the national rail network to create stronger connections for a better New Zealand. It's a 24/7 operation to keep the network running smoothly for our freight customers and rail passengers.

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