KiwiRail

Why just dismiss Hillside's capabilities?

Why just dismiss Hillside's capabilities?

A report by economic consultants shows there is a strong business and economic case for building rolling stock at Hillside workshops in Dunedin, says Phil Goff. Why, then, won't the Government consider it?

KiwiRail apologises to accident victim

KiwiRail apologises to accident victim

A two-year wait for an apology from KiwiRail is finally over for an Australian tourist injured after being thrown from Dunedin's pedestrian overbridge when it was struck by a passing freight train.

Competitive risks

Competitive risks

It is very clear that the Government is little interested in promoting local prospects for a tender to build electric railcars for Auckland, despite assertions from a combination of political parties, trade unions and other interested groups that it should.

Christie defends Hillside report

Christie defends Hillside report

Chairman of the group wanting KiwiRail's Hillside and Woburn workshops to build new trains for Auckland, John Christie, has defended the value of a Berl Economics report released by the group on Sunday and dismissed within hours by Transport Minister Steven Joyce.

KiwiRail says own workshops not up to tender

KiwiRail says own workshops not up to tender

Kiwirail has all but ruled out its own workshops, including Dunedin's Hillside workshops, being given the chance to "have a crack" at tendering to build $375 million worth of passenger trains for Auckland.

Call for railcars to be built in NZ

Call for railcars to be built in NZ

Labour and the Greens are throwing their weight behind a union campaign for KiwiRail to build Auckland's new electric locomotives and railcars.

Dunedin bids to build railway stock

Dunedin bids to build railway stock

Dunedin yesterday launched its bid to have a $375 million contract for Auckland's new electric commuter trains awarded to railway workshops in Dunedin and Lower Hutt - creating as many as 1270 jobs.

Bid for $400m KiwiRail contracts nigh

Bid for $400m KiwiRail contracts nigh

The campaign for Dunedin engineering firms to gain some of the nearly $400 million KiwiRail plans spending on new rolling stock begins in earnest on Monday with the release of an economic report.

Ageing trains to blame for latest faults: KiwiRail

An "aging train fleet" is the reason for cancellations and delays on Wellington's rail network this morning, KiwiRail says.

Faults plague Wellington rail services

A third fault on Wellington's rail network has further inconvenienced commuters, with a signal and points failure around 11am seeing trains replaced by buses between Plimmerton and Paraparaumu.

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