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Revamped ferry facilities coming to Wellington
26 Jan 2023   /

Revamped ferry facilities coming to Wellington

Interislander facilities will also be able to accommodate two new larger ferries, with diesel and electric hybrid capabilities.


Auckland rail shutdown during Anniversary Weekend
19 Jan 2023   / /

Auckland rail shutdown during Anniversary Weekend

Auckland’s rail network will shut down over the upcoming Anniversary Weekend, says KiwiRail.


Taumarunui celebrates return of Northern Explorer
7 Dec 2022  

Taumarunui celebrates return of Northern Explorer

Crowds have gathered in Taumarunui to celebrate the return of the Northern Explorer at a station-side party.


KiwiRail sets holiday shutdown period for Auckland
23 Nov 2022  

KiwiRail sets holiday shutdown period for Auckland

KiwiRail’s network-wide rail holiday shutdown in Auckland will take place from 26 December until 15 January to allow workers to conduct network maintenance.


Northern Explorer’s Taumarunui stop ripe for operator opportunities
17 Nov 2022   /

Northern Explorer’s Taumarunui stop ripe for operator opportunities

Central North Island operators in the Ruapehu region and Taumarunui are set to benefit from the scenic train’s visits.


KiwiRail’s tourist trains suffer Covid low of $3.5m revenue
26 Oct 2022  

KiwiRail’s tourist trains suffer Covid low of $3.5m revenue

KiwiRail will be hoping for a strong rebound in its tourist trains business after revenue fell to $3.5m for the year to June 2022 – the lowest recorded during the pandemic .


KiwiRail to pay $275k over Kaitaki ferry injury
19 Oct 2022   /

KiwiRail to pay $275k over Kaitaki ferry injury

KiwiRail and Higgins Towing Services have been sentenced and fined in the Wellington District Court for failing to provide a safe working environment.


KiwiRail to stay SOE – govt
7 Oct 2022  

KiwiRail to stay SOE – govt

KiwiRail will remain a state-owned enterprise to focus on transitioning its above-rail business to be financially self-sufficient, says the government.


Scenic services, Interislander hurt by pandemic – KiwiRail
3 Oct 2022  

Scenic services, Interislander hurt by pandemic – KiwiRail

KiwiRail has reported a surplus of $133.9m for the year to 30 June 2022 in what it called a difficult operating environment.


KiwiRail improves Interislander rail safety after worker hurt
23 Sep 2022   /

KiwiRail improves Interislander rail safety after worker hurt

KiwiRail has undertaken safety reviews and made improvements to its shunting and coupling processes for transferring rail wagons to ferries, following a Transport Accident Investigation Commission inquiry.


KiwiRail to get major train control upgrade
15 Sep 2022  

KiwiRail to get major train control upgrade

KiwiRail is getting a new system that will enable its train control team to manage the rail network simultaneously from Auckland and Wellington.


Interislander adds Valentine freighter to fleet
13 Sep 2022   /

Interislander adds Valentine freighter to fleet

Interislander has reportedly paid €5.2m (NZ$8.6m) for the purchase of the Valentine freighter ferry to ensure capacity for customers as it prepares for the pre-Christmas demand.


Damaged Interislander ferry back for sea trials
12 Sep 2022   /

Damaged Interislander ferry back for sea trials

The Interislander’s Kaiarahi ferry is back on the water for sea trials after a major gearbox failure took it out of service in August 2021.


KiwiRail launches short break, multi-day package tours
2 Sep 2022   /

KiwiRail launches short break, multi-day package tours

The new tours range from six to 17 days with the longest stretching from Auckland to Queenstown.


Interislander celebrates 60 years, 43 million passengers
12 Aug 2022   /

Interislander celebrates 60 years, 43 million passengers

The Interislander is celebrating its 60th anniversary this week and marking more than 43 million passenger trips since its first sailing from Wellington to Picton on 13 August 1962.


Rail safety a priority as visitors return
8 Aug 2022  

Rail safety a priority as visitors return

KiwiRail has partnered with TrackSAFE to raise awareness and encourage responsible behaviour around crossings during Rail Safety Week.


Picton ferry terminal rebuild to start early 2023
25 Jul 2022   /

Picton ferry terminal rebuild to start early 2023

An upcoming project to rebuild the Picton ferry terminal has been celebrated with a public information day, held on Saturday.


KiwiRail completes first electric locomotive refurb
9 Jun 2022   /

KiwiRail completes first electric locomotive refurb

KiwiRail’s first refurbished electric EF class locomotive has been completed as part of a progressive fleet refurbishment and return to service over the next two years.


New head of sales for KiwiRail’s Great Journeys of NZ
30 May 2022   /

New head of sales for KiwiRail’s Great Journeys of NZ

Sebastien Delteil starts today as KiwiRail’s new head of sales at The Great Journeys of New Zealand.


Te reo inspires Auckland train station names
23 May 2022  

Te reo inspires Auckland train station names

KiwiRail and Auckland Transport have named the three new stations to be built along the South Auckland rail network between Papakura and Pukekohe.


Budget 2022: $661m for rail
20 May 2022   /

Budget 2022: $661m for rail

Budget 2022 has allocated $661.5m for rail, including $312.3m to restore the national rail network and $349.2m to continue KiwiRail’s fleet modernisation.


Guidance system to aid Marlborough Sounds navigation
13 May 2022   /

Guidance system to aid Marlborough Sounds navigation

Work is underway to provide real-time guidance on channel conditions through the Kura te Au/Tory Channel that links the North and South Islands.


KiwiRail goes back to the future with Reidy’s return as CEO
2 May 2022   /

KiwiRail goes back to the future with Reidy’s return as CEO

Peter Reidy returns to the rail and ferry operator as chief executive, four years after leaving the role.


KiwiRail to restart scenic services, pauses Auckland trains over Easter
13 Apr 2022  

KiwiRail to restart scenic services, pauses Auckland trains over Easter

KiwiRail’s Northern Explorer will resume services on 25 September and its Coastal Pacific will restart on 29 September.


KiwiRail: Goodbye oldest locomotive, hello electric engine
11 Mar 2022   /

KiwiRail: Goodbye oldest locomotive, hello electric engine

KiwiRail is holding an event to mark the retirement of its oldest locomotive – the 85-year-old small shunt engine TR56 – and to introduce its replacement – a fully electric, zero-emissions shunt.


Interislander resumes after Covid cancels crossings
7 Mar 2022   /

Interislander resumes after Covid cancels crossings

Covid-19 among crew forced ferry services to be cancelled.


KiwiRail’s tourist trains suffer 70% interim hit due to Covid
3 Mar 2022  

KiwiRail’s tourist trains suffer 70% interim hit due to Covid

The pandemic continues to take a toll with two out of three Scenic services in hibernation.


KiwiRail urged to restore long distance services
17 Feb 2022  

KiwiRail urged to restore long distance services

KiwiRail’s decision to include a daily Auckland-Wellington service in an upcoming market research survey has been welcomed by the Save The Trains campaign.


KiwiRail workers approve pay deal
15 Feb 2022   /

KiwiRail workers approve pay deal

A new pay deal that increases hourly pay rates and allowances for workers at KiwiRail has been approved.


Auckland’s rail network reopens after maintenance
25 Jan 2022   /

Auckland’s rail network reopens after maintenance

Auckland’s rail network has fully re-opened after KiwiRail delivered a programme of works across the city during a temporary closure.


TranzAlpine resumes services
17 Jan 2022  

TranzAlpine resumes services

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KiwiRail hibernates scenic services until at least mid-2022
9 Dec 2021   /

KiwiRail hibernates scenic services until at least mid-2022

Only the TranzAlpine will return to service this summer.


KiwiRail strike off after new offer
8 Dec 2021   /

KiwiRail strike off after new offer

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union says strike notices on KiwiRail have been withdrawn.


KiwiRail chair appointed
6 Dec 2021   /

KiwiRail chair appointed

David McLean has been appointed chair of KiwiRail.


Vaccination or negative test needed for Interislander
30 Nov 2021   /

Vaccination or negative test needed for Interislander

KiwiRail is introducing a vaccine requirement or negative test for passengers on the Interislander ferries from 15 December.


KiwiRail CEO Greg Miller quits
24 Nov 2021   /

KiwiRail CEO Greg Miller quits

KiwiRail says the resignation was in response to reports about his leadership style – allegations Miller denies.


Strikes could hit KiwiRail scenic services mid-December 
24 Nov 2021   /

Strikes could hit KiwiRail scenic services mid-December 

KiwiRail is facing strikes mid-December, just when the holiday season is set to gear up.


Possible KiwiRail strike may disrupt tourism services
16 Nov 2021   /

Possible KiwiRail strike may disrupt tourism services

The operator’s scenic rail and Interislander services could be affected in the run-up to summer.


KiwiRail scenic rail revenue falls by 34%, smoother sailing for Interislander
6 Oct 2021  

KiwiRail scenic rail revenue falls by 34%, smoother sailing for Interislander

Scenic train services are reduced to the bare minimum to soften the financial impact from the reduction in tourists.


Reduced Interislander services needs fixing – Maritime Union
17 Sep 2021   /

Reduced Interislander services needs fixing – Maritime Union

Reduced ferry services across the Cook Strait is leaving supply chains vulnerable in the event of a crisis, says the Maritime Union of New Zealand.


KiwiRail targets tourism revenue of $86m for FY22
16 Sep 2021  

KiwiRail targets tourism revenue of $86m for FY22

But it doesn’t expect to get near its pre-Covid tourism revenue until FY24.


Weak tourism offset by strong freight in FY21 – KiwiRail
1 Sep 2021  

Weak tourism offset by strong freight in FY21 – KiwiRail

Revenue fell at all of the SOE’s scenic train services in a “difficult environment for tourism operators,” says CEO Greg Miller.


KiwiRail, ports seek single design partner for new ferry terminals
26 Aug 2021   /

KiwiRail, ports seek single design partner for new ferry terminals

KiwiRail, CentrePort and Port Marlborough are seeking a single design partner for the delivery of two new ferry terminals.


KiwiRail secures consents for electric train line
2 Aug 2021  

KiwiRail secures consents for electric train line

KiwiRail’s Auckland electrification rail line project between Papakura and Pukekohe has secured resource consents from the Environmental Protection Authority to commence main works.


Govt to invest $1.3bn in KiwiRail
9 Jul 2021   /

Govt to invest $1.3bn in KiwiRail

The government will invest $1.3bn in KiwiRail over three years as part of the Rail Network Investment Programme.


KiwiRail to start work on $85m Hillside investment
26 May 2021  

KiwiRail to start work on $85m Hillside investment

Nearly 300 jobs created as new site expected to be operational by late 2023.


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.