Rail freight

KiwiRail plays a critical role in New Zealand’s freight and supply chain industries by providing cost effective and sustainable ways for our customers to move goods.

Every week more than 900 freight trains – almost 130 a day – operate on our 3500 km of network from Whangarei to the Bluff.

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Interislander commercial vehicles

Interislander is an extension of State Highway 1, linking road and rail networks between Auckland and Christchurch. We have the capacity and the capability to get your goods to market.

Our three ferries make around 4,000 sailings each year and cater for commercial trucks, livestock, refrigerated units, hazardous goods, over-dimensional freight and machinery.

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About us

KiwiRail is delivering stronger connections for a better New Zealand through our efficient, reliable, and sustainable transport network. We have customers at the heart of our strategy to grow New Zealand and connect businesses to the world.

Following strong Government investment, we have an ambitious vision for the country’s transport future.

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Customer focus: Fonterra Mosgiel

Fonterra’s Regional Supply Chain Manager, Mark McGregor, shares how Fonterra has transitioned to 100 percent rail transport into their Mosgiel Distribution Centre over the last 3 years.

A partnership with KiwiRail based on close communication, strong relationships, and a commitment to safety has been key.