Guest columnist: Blue highway needs bigger role

Fri 10 Mar

Kaikoura MP argues more reliance on shipping will give greater resilience to national transport infrastructure.

Bridge 129, 62km north of Kaikoura, was damaged by the Kekerengu Fault moving approximately 6 metres horizontally and 2 metres vertically (photo: KiwiRail)

Opinion: KiwiRail embarks on its biggest South Island build since WWII

Fri 3 Mar

KiwiRail chief executive Peter Reidy says restoring north-to-south links are critical for the country’s supply chains.

Bruce Taylor

Super-fast bridge design brings rail and interislander services closer

Fri 27 Jan

KiwiRail says the designs for six replacement bridges along the Christchurch to Picton line have been completed in record time.

Bruce Taylor

Restoring the Christchurch-Picton rail line and Interislander services – an update


OPINION: The restoration of the railway line will clearly be a huge undertaking.

KiwiRail chief executive Peter Reidy

Editor’s Insight: KiwiRail embraces fossil fuel over billions for ‘green’ alternative

Fri 23 Dec 8

Converting the entire rail freight network to electricity would cost more than $4 billion.

KiwiRail chief executive Peter Reidy

KiwiRail cans electric trains on partially electrified North Island trunkline

Wed 21 Dec 10

"KiwiRail is essentially running 'a railway within a railway' by having the electric section," said KiwiRail chief executive Peter Reidy.


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