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KiwiRail chair Brian Corban passes
4 May 2021   /

KiwiRail chair Brian Corban passes

KiwiRail chair Brian Corban passed away on Saturday.


KiwiRail cuts TranzAlpine, keeps Coastal Pacific over winter
26 Mar 2021   /

KiwiRail cuts TranzAlpine, keeps Coastal Pacific over winter

The SOE is forecasting a significant fall in annual tourist passenger numbers for FY21.


KiwiRail’s first ‘Rainbow Explorer’ opens for bookings
4 Mar 2021  

KiwiRail’s first ‘Rainbow Explorer’ opens for bookings

KiwiRail’s Northern Explorer has opened bookings for its first dedicated pride train service.


Tourist trains report biggest fall in revenue for KiwiRail
25 Feb 2021  

Tourist trains report biggest fall in revenue for KiwiRail

KiwiRail’s three scenic train services recorded a 65% fall in revenue, or $7.6m, for the six months ending December 2020.


Passenger trains return to Britomart
19 Jan 2021   /

Passenger trains return to Britomart

Passenger trains started rolling again at Auckland’s Britomart Station on Monday after a three-week closure for a new scissor track crossing and some rail replacement.


Opposition prompts KiwiRail to upgrade current terminal
17 Dec 2020   /

Opposition prompts KiwiRail to upgrade current terminal

KiwiRail plans to build a new ferry terminal at its current Kaiwharawhara terminal within four years to support its new Interislander ferries.


Auckland metro network to shutdown over Christmas
16 Dec 2020  

Auckland metro network to shutdown over Christmas

Auckland’s metro rail network will shut down from Saturday 26 December to Sunday 10 January as KiwiRail undertakes repair work.


KiwiRail focuses on two-tier pricing after scenic rail revenue falls 28%
10 Dec 2020  

KiwiRail focuses on two-tier pricing after scenic rail revenue falls 28%

A main focus for KiwiRail’s for the coming year is to grow tourism by delivering enhanced tourism offerings.


Interislander, scenic train slump hits KiwiRail income 
30 Nov 2020  

Interislander, scenic train slump hits KiwiRail income 

Covid-19 impacts on KiwiRail’s Interislander and scenic trains saw its operating surplus fall to $40m for the year to June 2020, down 27% on the previous year.


One-off Te Huia rail charter proposed
2 Nov 2020  

One-off Te Huia rail charter proposed

A weekend charter service using Te Huia rail carriages will operate in January, providing a one-off experience for visitors to the Waikato and Auckland regions.


Performing musicians to travel free on ferry
19 Oct 2020   /

Performing musicians to travel free on ferry

KiwiRail’s Kaitaki Interislander ferry will resume its ‘Bands on Board’ initiative for travelling musicians over summer.


KiwiRail more than doubles fares with new upmarket ‘Scenic Plus’
24 Sep 2020  

KiwiRail more than doubles fares with new upmarket ‘Scenic Plus’

KiwiRail has gone upmarket and more than doubled fares for its “Scenic Plus” option that offers regional delicacies and local commentary.


KiwiRail’s scenic services to restart
4 Sep 2020   /

KiwiRail’s scenic services to restart

KiwiRail’s Northern Explorer and Coastal Pacific trains will resume service from late Spring.


Downer wins contract for new Auckland rail line
10 Aug 2020   /

Downer wins contract for new Auckland rail line

Downer NZ has been awarded the contract for the Third Main project, in Auckland, delivering an additional main rail line into Auckland.


KiwiRail’s tourism trains back on track for summer
30 Jul 2020   /

KiwiRail’s tourism trains back on track for summer

KiwiRail’s long distance scenic services will be back this summer after closing during the Covid-19 lockdown.


KiwiRail’s new ferries will have triple capacity of current vessels
28 May 2020   /

KiwiRail’s new ferries will have triple capacity of current vessels

KiwiRail’s proposed new ferries will be able to carry almost 2000 passengers.


KiwiRail starts track maintenance programme
23 Apr 2020   /

KiwiRail starts track maintenance programme

A significant track maintenance programme is underway on Auckland’s Eastern train line, says KiwiRail. 


Interislander ferries move hundreds of essential workers
17 Apr 2020   /

Interislander ferries move hundreds of essential workers

KiwiRail’s Interislander ferries have moved around 650 essential transport, medical and export industry workers between the North and South Islands in the past fortnight.


KiwiRail suspends tourist trains, reduces Interislander capacity
23 Mar 2020   /

KiwiRail suspends tourist trains, reduces Interislander capacity

KiwiRail is suspending its three tourist services to help combat the spread of Covid-19.


KiwiRail welcomes government rail funding
30 Jan 2020  

KiwiRail welcomes government rail funding

KiwiRail has welcomed the Government’s massive $6.8bn transport funding injection that will boost Auckland rail commuting.


KiwiRail reopens line to Greymouth
21 Nov 2019  

KiwiRail reopens line to Greymouth

KiwiRail has re-opened the section of line at Omoto near Greymouth allowing the TranzAlpine to resume full operations.


Awards trifecta for KiwiRail
30 Oct 2019   /

Awards trifecta for KiwiRail

KiwiRail has been recognised for its campaign to relaunch the Coastal Pacific Great Journeys of New Zealand service following the Kaikoura earthquake.


KiwiRail exploring new destinations in growth strategy
16 Oct 2019   /

KiwiRail exploring new destinations in growth strategy

The operator is targetting expansion into three regions for its scenic services.


KiwiRail: Tourism, tenders and total revenue
10 Oct 2019   /

KiwiRail: Tourism, tenders and total revenue

The SOE reveals its tourism income as it ploughs $80m into its scenic services.


KiwiRail: Time right to explore West Coast scenic service
20 Jul 2018   / /

KiwiRail: Time right to explore West Coast scenic service

The government has provided $250K from its PGF for a feasibility study into a new passenger rail service on the West Coast.


KiwiRail CEO steps down to lead Fletchers Construction
17 Jul 2018   /

KiwiRail CEO steps down to lead Fletchers Construction

The rail and ferry operator’s Peter Reidy is to leave the state owned enterprise to take the helm at the building firm.


Interislanders to rotate into maintenance
11 May 2018  

Interislanders to rotate into maintenance

KiwiRail’s Interislander ferry Kaiarahi heads across to Nelson at the end of this week, marking the start of an annual maintenance and inspection programme for all three ferries.


KiwiRail: Record season for tourism services
8 May 2018  

KiwiRail: Record season for tourism services

KiwiRail is celebrating a record tourism season fuelled by growing visitor numbers to New Zealand and a global rail renaissance.


KiwiRail remembers the Wahine
9 Apr 2018  

KiwiRail remembers the Wahine

An Interislander ferry will sound its horn to mark the time the Wahine struck Barrett Reef and another will form the backdrop to a flotilla on Wellington Harbour, as KiwiRail helps commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Wahine tragedy.


Ferry revenues, passenger growth help KiwiRail lift surplus 39%
21 Feb 2018  

Ferry revenues, passenger growth help KiwiRail lift surplus 39%

Interislander revenue and passenger growth helped KiwiRail make a $15.3m operating surplus in the six months to December 2017, up 39% on the same period a year earlier.


Earthquake commemoration a time for reflection
15 Nov 2017   /

Earthquake commemoration a time for reflection

A year on it is pleasing to see progress made, delivering some respite for residents and truck drivers.


Video: Thirty years of KiwiRail’s TranzAlpine celebrated
2 Nov 2017   /

Video: Thirty years of KiwiRail’s TranzAlpine celebrated

One of New Zealand’s most beloved tourism experiences, KiwiRail’s iconic TranzAlpine train journey, has marked 30 years of operation with celebrations in Christchurch and Greymouth.


KiwiRail wins supreme Excellence in Business Support Award
6 Oct 2017  

KiwiRail wins supreme Excellence in Business Support Award

KiwiRail’s resilience and ability to adapt to disruption saw it take home the supreme award at the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards on Wednesday night.


KiwiRail: Quick rebound for tourism following quake
28 Aug 2017  

KiwiRail: Quick rebound for tourism following quake

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Q&A with KiwiRail CEO Peter Reidy
17 Jul 2017  

Q&A with KiwiRail CEO Peter Reidy

As KiwiRail undergoes a government review of its business, the Ticker catches up with chief executive Peter Reidy to talk tourism and the prospects for the rail company’s $100m tourism-focused business.


Interislander ferry sailings cancelled
11 Jul 2017  

Interislander ferry sailings cancelled

Sailings of the Interislander ferries have been cancelled from Wednesday night because of predicted severe weather in Cook Strait, with up to 7-metre-high waves forecast through till Friday morning.


Tourism spurs KiwiRail’s $72m purchase of Interislander ferry
18 May 2017  

Tourism spurs KiwiRail’s $72m purchase of Interislander ferry

Securing passenger flow between the North and South islands has prompted KiwiRail to spend €45m (NZ$72m) to buy the Kaitaki Interislander ferry.