All “KiwiRail” topics

Rail NetWork Investment Programme

The RNIP is KiwiRail’s response to deliver on the Government’s strategic direction for rail, informed through the New Zealand Rail Plan and Government Policy Statement on Land Transport. The primary direction has been to invest in a resilient, reliable, and safe railway network.

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Draft New Zealand Rail Plan released

In December 2019, the draft New Zealand Rail Plan (‘the plan’) was released by the Government. It outlines the Government’s long-term vision and priorities for the future of the national rail network. This vision includes a national rail network that provides modern transit systems in our largest cities, and enables increased volumes of freight to be moved off the roads and onto rail.

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Keeping freight flowing after the Kaikoura earthquake

The Kaikoura earthquake of 14 November 2016 devastated a large extent of the South Island east coast. It’s been a long road to restoration. Rob Merrifield’s article tells us what that restoration looks like, the challenges faced, and where it stands today. Photo by Glen Anthony.

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