- CT Site Wanganui relocation to Gilberd StreetRead More
- New rolling stock order confirmedRead More
- Cat-in-the–box Chiefie reunited with familyRead More
- Palmerston North train unlocks possibility for ‘super’ freight service to ChristchurchRead More
- New Rolling Stock proves its worthRead More
- Longer log trains running on key forestry routeRead More
- New lease on life for popular wagon classRead More
- One freight train can take up to 100 trucks off the roadRead More
- Rail Ferry DrydockRead More
- Youngest train driver takes first soloRead More
- KiwiRail wins business from courier companyRead More
- Further investment in rail line between Hamilton and TaurangaRead More
- KiwiRail to begin new log service to Wellington from WairarapaRead More
- Freight growth continues but decrease in full year results forecastRead More
- Take care at level crossings along busy train lineRead More
- Dispatch - Freight Newsletter December 2011Read More
- KiwiRail continues to build a stronger foundation for the futureRead More
- KiwiRail sees strong growth at Southdown Freight TerminalRead More
- Getting closer to customersRead More
- Log carrying capacityRead More
- Order placed for more new locomotivesRead More
One freight train can take up to 100 trucks off the road
Our new rolling stock and infrastructure has changed the way
rail works. With increased capacity and improved reliability we
offer a real alternative to road.
And that benefits every one - less trucks on our roads means cleaner air, less greenhouse gas emissions, less congestion and fewer accidents. By moving your freight to rail you are helping to create a safer and healthier environment for us all and for future generations.
Our new DL locomotives are at the heart of our transformation. Their horsepower gives us the capacity to run a 2000-tonne train with a single locomotive. Put all that freight onto road and you'd need up to 100 trucks.
And what's more, these fuel-efficient locomotives meet stringent EU-standards for emissions.
They are being used on all our busiest freight routes in the upper North Island. This includes hauling time critical services up to six times a day, seven days a week between Auckland and Tauranga's busy port, and carrying logs and timber products from the central North Island's forests.
They have already more than proved their worth. It was their pulling capabilities that allowed us to meet key customer requirements, and provide Auckland with critical import export volumes, during the port strike earlier this year.
Combined with our 535 new container flat deck wagons, we are enjoying a much needed boost in carrying capability. With the extended Aratere, we now have extra capacity equivalent to an extra train service during the most critical timeslots, which enables a two-day delivery between Auckland and Christchurch.
This means we now have the necessary equipment readily available, particularly for heavier containers, reducing waiting times for customers and giving us the ability to move extra volume at short notice.
To find out more contact a member of our sales team.