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    Freight hub master plan unveiled

    2019-11-27T08:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: A master plan for a rail and road freight hub near Palmerston North was unveiled by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones on November 26. Video: Palmerston North intermodal freight hub master plan The proposed facility would replace ...

  • KiwiRail has selected Lankhorst Engineered Products as the winner of a contract to supply polymer sleepers over at least three years.
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    KiwiRail selects polymer sleeper supplier

    2019-09-24T10:24:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail has selected Lankhorst Engineered Products as the winner of a contract to supply polymer sleepers over at least three years. The Dutch company said this was a significant breakthrough for its KLP hybrid polymer sleeper design, which it launched internationally in 2014 after ...

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    Northland line renovation funded

    2019-09-09T10:33:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The government has approved the first NZ$94·8m tranche of an expected NZ$300m from the Provincial Growth Fund to fund renovation and upgrading works on KiwiRail’s 181 km North Auckland Line between Swanson and Whangarei. Speaking in Helensville on September 5, Regional Economic Development Minister ...

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    Hamilton – Auckland commuter service funded

    2019-09-02T12:30:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Daily commuter services are to be introduced on the northern section of KiwiRail’s North Island Main Trunk line between Hamilton and Aucklandfrom mid-2020, following the approval of an NZ$92·4m funding package by the NZ Transport Agency. Combining NZ$79·8m from the national government with NZ$12·6m ...

  • The planned 23 km light rail route would run along Queen Street and Dominion Road in Auckland city centre, before passing through Mount Roskill, Onehunga and Māngere to reach Auckland Airport.
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    Two shortlisted for Auckland light rail project

    2019-08-27T10:50:36Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The government has shortlisted two organisations to develop the City Centre – Māngere light rail project in Auckland, it announced on August 22. It expects to select a preferred bidder early next year. The shortlisted bidders are the NZ Transport Agency, a government body, and the ...

  • Attending the signing ceremony were Auckland Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore, Transport Minister Phil Twyford, CRL Ltd Chair Sir Brian Roche and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.
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    Auckland City Rail Link contract signed

    2019-07-19T16:35:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The main contract for construction of the tunnels and stations on the Auckland City Rail Link was formally signed on July 19, at an event attended by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Project promoter City Rail Link had selected the Link Alliance ...

  • Attending the signing ceremony were Auckland Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore, Transport Minister Phil Twyford, CRL Ltd Chair Sir Brian Roche and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.
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    Auckland City Rail Link contract signed

    2019-07-19T14:35:48Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The main contract for construction of the tunnels and stations on the Auckland City Rail Link was formally signed on July 19, at an event attended by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Project promoter City Rail Link had selected the Link Alliance ...

  • KiwiRail has completed rehabilitation of the 115 km Napier – Wairoa line.
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    Napier to Wairoa line reinstated

    2019-06-17T06:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail has completed rehabilitation of the 115 km Napier – Wairoa line, which was mothballed in December 2012 following severe storm damage. The project was supported with NZ$6·2m from the Provincial Growth Fund. ’Our next focus is to establish a log-hub in Wairoa so we are ready to ...

  • Turner & Townsend has been appointed to provide cost management advisory services for the NZ$4·4bn City Rail Link project in Auckland.
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    City Rail Link cost management consultant appointed

    2019-05-22T05:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Turner & Townsend has been appointed to provide cost management advisory services for the NZ$4·4bn City Rail Link project in Auckland. Last month project promoter CRL Ltd named the Link Alliance of Vinci Construction Grands Projets, Downer, Soletanche Bachy International, WSP Opus, AECOM New Zealand and Tonkin + ...

  • Turner & Townsend has been appointed to provide cost management advisory services for the NZ$4·4bn City Rail Link project in Auckland.
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    City Rail Link cost management consultant appointed

    2019-05-22T05:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Turner & Townsend has been appointed to provide cost management advisory services for the NZ$4·4bn City Rail Link project in Auckland. Last month project promoter CRL Ltd named the Link Alliance of Vinci Construction Grands Projets, Downer, Soletanche Bachy International, WSP Opus, AECOM New Zealand and Tonkin + ...

  • Construction of the City Rail Link is already underway in Lower Queen Street, where the cross-city tunnels will convert Auckland's existing Britomart terminus into a through station.
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    Costs rise as Auckland City Rail Link contract awarded

    2019-04-22T06:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Project promoter CRL Ltd has selected the Link Alliance as preferred bidder for the main works package to construct the City Rail Link loop line under central Auckland. Awarded both the C3 contract to build the twin-bore tunnels and three stations and a separate NZ$75m early works contract, ...

  • Construction of the City Rail Link is already underway in Lower Queen Street, where the cross-city tunnels will convert Auckland's existing Britomart terminus into a through station.
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    Costs rise as Auckland City Rail Link contract awarded

    2019-04-18T09:35:38Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Project promoter CRL Ltd has selected the Link Alliance as preferred bidder for the main works package to construct the City Rail Link loop line under central Auckland. Awarded both the C3 contract to build the twin-bore tunnels and three stations and a separate NZ$75m early works contract, ...

  • KiwiRail has announced a 12% year-on-year increase in revenue to NZ$328·8m for the six months to December 2018.
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    KiwiRail shakes off earthquake impact

    2019-02-20T11:25:15Z

    NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail has announced a 12% year-on-year increase in revenue to NZ$328·8m for the six months to December 2018. This generated an operating surplus of NZ$16·3m, up 7% up on the previous year. ‘We are shaking off the impacts of the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake’, said KiwiRail Chairman Greg Miller ...

  • KiwiRail is to retain electric haulage of freight trains on the North Island Main Trunk line (Photo: Cody Cooper/CC BY-SA 3.0).
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    KiwiRail electric haulage reprieved

    2018-10-30T17:03:40Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The government has agreed to fund the refurbishment of 15 locomotives to enable electric haulage of freight trains on the North Island Main Trunk line to continue. The Brush Class EF electric locomotives dating from 1986-88 have become increasingly unreliable, and in December 2016 KiwiRail announced its intention ...

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    Auckland City Rail Link fit-out contractor selected

    2018-10-11T10:11:08Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Project promoter City Rail Link Ltd has selected the Systems Integration, Testing & Commissioning Alliance joint venture of RCR Tomlinson and design partners Opus International Consultants for the interim project alliance agreement covering railway systems for the City Rail Link project in Auckland. SITC will work with ...

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    Wellington infrastructure spending funded

    2018-10-09T13:17:57Z

    NEW ZEALAND: A NZ$196m package of improvements to the Wellington regional rail network was announced by Transport Minister Phil Twyford on October 9. NZ Transport Agency funding of NZ$193m is being provided through the National Land Transport Fund to support infrastructure renewals and capacity enhancement under two business cases put ...

  • Wellington introduced battery double-decker buses in July.
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    Wellington trolleybuses to be converted to battery operation

    2018-08-13T12:41:56Z

    NEW ZEALAND: The Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority is giving a NZ$763 000 grant for the conversion of 50 Wellington trolleybuses to battery power. Bus operator NZ Bus is to install fast-charging stations at the Karori and Kilbirnie depots, and the converted buses are expected to enter service at ...

  • KiwiRail’s tourist-focused Coastal Pacific service from Christchurch to Picton is to restart on December 1.
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    Coastal Pacific service to restart in December

    2018-08-01T06:00:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail’s tourist-focused Coastal Pacific service from Christchurch to Picton is to restart on December 1, two years after being suspended as a result of damage to the line caused by the 7·8 magnitude Kaikoura earthquake of November 14 2016. Infrastructure repairs allowed the Main North Line to ...

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    Electric buses ordered for Christchurch

    2018-06-13T13:44:35Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Christchurch bus operator Red Bus has ordered three Enviro200EV battery buses from a joint venture of Alexander Dennis and battery supplier BYD. The 12 m long buses will have a capacity of 60 passengers and will be air-conditioned. Due to be delivered in March, the vehicles ...

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    Rail boost in Auckland transport plan

    2018-04-26T11:32:06Z

    NEW ZEALAND: Further investment in suburban and light rail is to be funded under the NZ$28bn Auckland Transport Alignment Programme unveiled by Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff on April 26. Described as the country's largest ever civil construction programme, ATAP 2018 is intended to ‘create a 21st ...