Significant rainfall affects M...

13 October 2017

Exceptionally high levels of rain in Kaikoura in recent weeks have affected the Main North Line rail link between Blenheim and Christchurch.

First post-quake freight servi...

06 September 2017

The first freight services to run again on the rail line between Picton and Christchurch will begin on 15 September, just 10 months after Kaikoura’s devastating earthquake.

Earthquake doesn’t diminish st...

28 August 2017

KiwiRail has come through the seven months following Kaikoura’s devastating earthquake with a $52 million surplus despite a $40 million revenue and cost impact from the earthquake and its aftermath.

Expect trains between Blenheim...

24 August 2017

The NZ Transport Agency and KiwiRail want to remind people living, working or travelling in the area between Blenheim and Christchurch that there is increased activity on the Main ...

Pedestrians wearing headphones...

14 August 2017

A rise in rail incidents involving pedestrians wearing headphones is being targeted in a new safety campaign launched for Rail Safety Week.

Final link welded in Main Nort...

09 August 2017

KiwiRail has linked up the track between Picton and Christchurch for the first time since November’s Kaikoura earthquake devastated the line. Transport Minister Simon Bridges sa...

South Island rail line could o...

03 August 2017

Work on repairs to the Main North Line railway following November’s Kaikoura earthquake has progressed quickly in recent weeks and the first freight trains may run within a month, ...

Rail reopening moves closer as...

10 July 2017

KiwiRail marked another milestone in the rebuild of the rail line between Picton and Christchurch today, with the first work train crossing the Clarence Bridge since the earthquake...

Safety a priority as trains he...

31 May 2017

From tomorrow trains will be running north of Claverley towards Kaikoura on the Main North Line for the first time since the earthquake. “Repair work to allow the 1000-tonne plu...

KiwiRail purchases Kaitaki

18 May 2017

KiwiRail has moved to secure the future of the Cook Strait link by purchasing the Interislander ferry Kaitaki, the largest domestic passenger ferry operating in New Zealand. The ship had previously been leased.