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$1bn passenger rail contract awarded to consortium
30 Aug 2021  

$1bn passenger rail contract awarded to consortium

The contract for passenger rail services in Auckland has been awarded to a new consortium from April 2022, worth around $130m a year for an initial eight-year term, or $1.04bn.


$69m revamped transport hub opens
26 Jul 2021   /

$69m revamped transport hub opens

Bus and rail services have recommenced at Puhinui Station in Papatoetoe after a $69m revamp.


Vintage rail “spreads the love” for domestic tourism
20 Jul 2021   /

Vintage rail “spreads the love” for domestic tourism

A slew of new products has set up the railway for growth, with local businesses on board for the economic ride.


Sir Edmund Hillary-inspired train tour launches
19 Jul 2021   /

Sir Edmund Hillary-inspired train tour launches

The first tour would hit the tracks in March 2022.


Kingston Flyer gets green light for public trips
16 Jul 2021   /

Kingston Flyer gets green light for public trips

Historic steam train can now operate commercially on the 14km Kingston to Fairlight railway.


Direct service to Auckland on Saturdays for Te Huia train
12 Jul 2021  

Direct service to Auckland on Saturdays for Te Huia train

Saturday trains operating at capacity on some services, according to Waikato regional councillor Hugh Vercoe.


Te Huia service boosting weekend leisure travel – Dawson
8 Jul 2021  

Te Huia service boosting weekend leisure travel – Dawson

The service has attracted criticism for low weekday passengers but Saturday services can be full.


Auckland metro to shut for maintenance
3 Jun 2021  

Auckland metro to shut for maintenance

All four metro lines in Auckland’s rail system will close for Queen’s Birthday weekend for maintenance.


Full steam ahead for inaugural South Island tour
4 May 2021   /

Full steam ahead for inaugural South Island tour

Pounamu Tourism Group’s inaugural Great Southern Steam Train Tour has hit the tracks running exceeding forecasts of its economic impact with sell-out excursions.


Tourism service could revive Dunedin Railways – RMTU
12 Apr 2021  

Tourism service could revive Dunedin Railways – RMTU

Union calling on the city council to retain the Dunedin rail service on the national network.


Waikato – Auckland rail service launch date confirmed
11 Feb 2021  

Waikato – Auckland rail service launch date confirmed

There would be two return services on weekdays to get commuters to Papakura in time for the start of the workday.


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.


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.


Repairs to slow trains – KiwiRail
17 Aug 2020  

Repairs to slow trains – KiwiRail

Auckland’s commuter trains will operate at slower speeds asd KiwiRail carries out repairs on worn tracks.


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 loses $56m of luxury funding as Govt redirects cash
5 Aug 2020   /

KiwiRail loses $56m of luxury funding as Govt redirects cash

The 70% funding cut raises questions over plans for premium services on the operator’s tourist trains.


Dunedin Railways: “All options on the table” for rail assets
31 Jul 2020  

Dunedin Railways: “All options on the table” for rail assets

Dunedin Railways Limited is calling for proposals to identify and evaluate options for using the Taieri Gorge railway line.


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.


Govt clawing back $80m luxury train funding – KiwiRail CEO
24 Jul 2020   /

Govt clawing back $80m luxury train funding – KiwiRail CEO

CEO Greg Miller says plans for luxury services on its tourism trains have had to be revised.


KiwiRail secures $13m to improve TranzAlpine resilience
9 Jul 2020  

KiwiRail secures $13m to improve TranzAlpine resilience

KiwiRail has received a further $13m of government funding for improving the resilience of its iconic TranzAlpine tourist train route.


Govt injects $28m into Northland tourism, regeneration
6 Jul 2020   /

Govt injects $28m into Northland tourism, regeneration

The money is going to projects in Whangarei and the Bay of Islands, including Kawakawa’s vintage railway.


STAPP support for Dunedin Railways sought
2 Jul 2020   /

STAPP support for Dunedin Railways sought

Dunedin City Holdings has applied to the Government’s Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme for assets including the Taieri Gorge line.


New train tour to pump $1m+ into regional tourism – PTG
26 Jun 2020  

New train tour to pump $1m+ into regional tourism – PTG

Pounamu Tourism Group shareholders have funded the new product, which plans to launch in April 2021.


Govt withdraws from Auckland Light Rail project
25 Jun 2020   /

Govt withdraws from Auckland Light Rail project

The Government has withdrawn from its twin track Auckland Light Rail project and referred it to the Ministry of Transport for further work.


TranzAlpine back but Dunedin rail retreat criticised
23 Jun 2020  

TranzAlpine back but Dunedin rail retreat criticised

KiwiRail has restarted the Christchurch-Greymouth TranzAlpine service from 4 July but is closing some Dunedin services.


KiwiRail: TranzAlpine to return in time for holidays
22 Jun 2020  

KiwiRail: TranzAlpine to return in time for holidays

KiwiRail’s TranzAlpine between Christchurch and Greymouth will return to service on 4 July.


Proposed luxury Antipodean Explorer train now “on hold”
10 Jun 2020  

Proposed luxury Antipodean Explorer train now “on hold”

A proposed luxury train journey called Antipodean Explorer is officially “on hold” according to director Richard Aitken.


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.