KiwiRail

Fears for future of Hillside

Fears for future of Hillside

Kiwirail has awarded an estimated $29 million manufacturing contract to a Chinese company in what has been derided as a potentially terminal blow to its Dunedin workshop.

More crashes at level crossings

Level crossing collisions have spiked, but Kiwirail does not have the resources or the money to significantly increase crossing upgrades, the state-owned railway company says in its annual report.

Sunken crane recovered

Sunken crane recovered

A salvage operation yesterday recovered a crane that toppled into Otago Harbour at Burkes, near Dunedin, last week.

Kiwirail chief executive paid more than $820,000

Kiwirail chief executive paid more than $820,000

The boss of state-owned KiwiRail, Jim Quinn, earns between $820,000 and $830,000, according to the annual report which also shows the number of people in the company earning more than $100,000 a year has nearly doubled.

Rail slip clean up begins

Rail slip clean up begins

KiwiRail will today begin to clear a slip that derailed a freight train carrying milk through the Manawatu Gorge.

KiwiRail decision surprises Dunedin group

KiwiRail decision surprises Dunedin group

KiwiRail's decision to increase the short-list of prospective tenderers for a $500 million contract to build Auckland's electric trains, has surprised and disconcerted members of a working group hoping to win some of the construction work for Dunedin's Hillside Engineering workshops.

Prospects for Hillside role in train tenders rise

The possibility of Dunedin's Hillside Engineering workshops winning some construction work on the $500 million tender for Auckland's trains appears to have increased with the release of KiwiRail's Request for Proposal (RFP) documentation.

Big opportunity to 'sell' Hillside

Big opportunity to 'sell' Hillside

Three of the four shortlisted tenderers for construction work on the $500 million tender for Auckland's trains have signalled they may visit Dunedin within the next month to investigate the city's engineering capabilities.

DCC gets $249,000 compo for smashed rail bridge

DCC gets $249,000 compo for smashed rail bridge

The Dunedin City Council received $249,000 in a joint payout from KiwiRail, Port Otago and a third party, in compensation for damage to a pedestrian railway overbridge, it has been confirmed.

KiwiRail bid group widens scope

KiwiRail bid group widens scope

A group of Government, Dunedin City Council and Dunedin business representatives, established to win some of the construction work on the $500 million tender for Auckland's trains, has widened its scope to encompass all of Dunedin's engineering firms.

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