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Wairarapa train services to resume from next week
1 May 2020  

Wairarapa train services to resume from next week

Wairarapa Train services will return to their regular timetable from Monday, May 4 in line with the return to normal timetables for all Metlink rail services, according to the Greater Wellington Regional Council.


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. 


Job losses hit Dunedin rail, venues operations
21 Apr 2020   /

Job losses hit Dunedin rail, venues operations

Almost 70 roles are to go as the city grapples with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.


West Coast scenic service a tough sell for KiwiRail – report
31 Mar 2020   /

West Coast scenic service a tough sell for KiwiRail – report

A West Coast tourist train would find it difficult to generate a suitable return for KiwiRail but it could bring wider benefits to the region, according to a feasibility report. 


Union urges PGF funding for Dunedin – Middlemarch rail services
5 Mar 2020   /

Union urges PGF funding for Dunedin – Middlemarch rail services

The union representing rail workers says money from the Provincial Growth Fund could ensure the future of rail excursions to Middlemarch.


Tourism revenue falls at KiwiRail
2 Mar 2020   /

Tourism revenue falls at KiwiRail

Income from the SOE’s Interislander and scenic trains services fell in the six months to December 2019.


Wairarapa train refurbishments start
28 Feb 2020  

Wairarapa train refurbishments start

Greater Wellington Regional Council has started an overhaul of train carriages used on the Wairarapa Line.


KiwiRail launches Auckland projects worth $686m
19 Feb 2020  

KiwiRail launches Auckland projects worth $686m

KiwiRail is seek expressions of interest for Auckland rail commuter projects worth $686m.


Rail network funding overhaul mooted in draft report
16 Dec 2019   /

Rail network funding overhaul mooted in draft report

The government’s Draft New Zealand Rail Plan has proposed a new long-term funding framework for rail which would see Kiwirail’s network funding channelled through the National Land Transport Fund.


Council seeks $415m to improve train network
10 Dec 2019  

Council seeks $415m to improve train network

Greater Wellington Regional Council has made a business case to the tune of $415m for the delivery of the new trains and associated network improvements in the face of accelerated regional population growth. 


KiwiRail, NZTA win engineering award Kaikōura project
11 Nov 2019   /

KiwiRail, NZTA win engineering award Kaikōura project

KiwiRail, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery Alliance have won the Supreme Award at the Engineering NZ ENVI Awards.


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 line repair scoops international award
25 Sep 2019   /

KiwiRail line repair scoops international award

KiwiRail’s restoration of its rail line between Picton and Christchurch following the November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake has been recognised internationally.


Model railway for MOTAT, KiwiRail
6 Aug 2019   /

Model railway for MOTAT, KiwiRail

Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology has launched a new model railway at the historic Waitakere train station.


TranzAlpine upgrade on track for 2022 opening
17 Jul 2019  

TranzAlpine upgrade on track for 2022 opening

KiwiRail is charging ahead with its Provincial Growth Fund-funded TranzAlpine upgrade, which remains on track for a 2022 opening and is forecast to lead to a doubling of passenger spend to $80.3m by 2027.


KiwiRail re-opens open-air carriages after $200k modifications
25 Jun 2019  

KiwiRail re-opens open-air carriages after $200k modifications

KiwiRail’s open-air carriages have re-opened with modifications after being closed because of fears keen photographers were risking their lives taking snaps.


KiwiRail switches chair out to be CEO
6 May 2019   /

KiwiRail switches chair out to be CEO

Greg Miller steps down from the chairing the board to taking the helm at the rail and ferry operator.


A bumper return for the Coastal Pacific
30 Apr 2019  

A bumper return for the Coastal Pacific

After a two-year absence, KiwiRail’s scenic service between Christchurch and Picton saw passenger numbers grow over summer.


KiwiRail: “Best December ever” for Interislander drives tourism revenue
20 Feb 2019   / /

KiwiRail: “Best December ever” for Interislander drives tourism revenue

Revenue from the operator’s Great Journeys of NZ business was up 8% in the second half of 2018.


KiwiRail ramps tourism ambitions with heavyweight panel
23 Jan 2019   /

KiwiRail ramps tourism ambitions with heavyweight panel

TNZ chair Dame Kerry Prendergast is among the experts brought in to advise the operator.


KiwiRail’s TranzAlpine secures $40m from PGF
29 Nov 2018   /

KiwiRail’s TranzAlpine secures $40m from PGF

KiwiRail has secured another $40m from the Provincial Growth Fund, this time to invest in its TranzAlpine scenic train service.


KiwiRail’s tourism division steams in with $27.8m revenue
26 Nov 2018   /

KiwiRail’s tourism division steams in with $27.8m revenue

The operator has revealed figures for its tourism business in its latest FY18 annual report.


Gallery: The PM jumps aboard the Coastal Pacific
26 Nov 2018  

Gallery: The PM jumps aboard the Coastal Pacific

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was among the dignitaries who jumped aboard Friday’s special commemorative Coastal Pacific service.


KiwiRail to launch luxury offering after securing $40m from PGF
23 Nov 2018   /

KiwiRail to launch luxury offering after securing $40m from PGF

The operator will launch its first premium rail product on its Coastal Pacific service.


Twyford: $96m rail upgrade will help boost tourism
9 Oct 2018  

Twyford: $96m rail upgrade will help boost tourism

The investment is “vital to unlocking Wairarapa’s potential”, says the transport minister.


KiwiRail operating surplus slips despite tourism revenue surge
27 Aug 2018   /

KiwiRail operating surplus slips despite tourism revenue surge

The rail and ferry operator says revenue from its tourism operations jumped 22%.


KiwiRail: Coastal Pacific to return in December
1 Aug 2018   /

KiwiRail: Coastal Pacific to return in December

The operator is relaunching its scenic service between Picton and Christchurch – two years after the devastating Kaikōura earthquake.


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.