- 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
Order placed for more new locomotives
KiwiRail has placed an order for a further 20 new DL locomotives, to join those recently delivered to KiwiRail and currently being deployed into commercial service.
The additional locomotives are scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2012.
Meanwhile the first 20 locomotives are being increasingly put through their paces on upper North Island freight routes, as they complete their commissioning and are introduced into commercial service.
By mid August, 13 were in service.
The final 14 locomotives in the first order arrived at the Port of Auckland in May and attracted considerable attention as they were towed to Te Rapa for their commissioning.
This winter has also seen the arrival of 300 new container flat top wagons, with a further 200 due to arrive at the end of September.
We also have 258 new purpose built intermodal containers en route to New Zealand and due to arrive in early September. The 25 and 48-foot curtain sided containers will have optional mezzanine floors to optimise utilisation for palletised freight.