In a bid to increase the amount of freight that is transported by train in New Zealand, new investment will ensure trains are faster, more reliable and less susceptible to delays.
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Longer log trains between Waingawa and Wellington will deliver clearer roads and lower greenhouse gas emissions, KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller says.
The New Zealand Government’s substantial investment through Budget 2019 will help to build a solid foundation for the future of rail in the country.
In 2016, KiwiRail decided to retire the entire fleet of electric locomotives due to lack of funding, however, the latest investment will help the company to continue operating the trains.
The signing of a contract has confirmed the overhead line system along the Hutt Valley Line will be replaced and improved, ensuring better services and reduced disruptions…