Megan Drayton, Foundation Manager of TrackSAFE Foundation New Zealand, discusses how the increasing popularity of rail tracks and level crossings as a fashionable backdrop in the age of modern photography, creative media and even selfies is seeing lives put at risk.
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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.
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.
Recent headlines and statistics suggest that many pedestrians and motorists do not understand the dangers of level crossings. Is the rail sector doing enough to help educate the public? With this year’s International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) just around the corner, Global Railway Review takes a look at how…
Manager of TrackSAFE Foundation New Zealand, Megan Drayton, supplies information on the schemes, partnerships and preventative methods that are in place to improve safety at New Zealand’s level crossings…
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…
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, Deputy Mayor Cashmore and Ministers Steven Joyce and Simon Bridges, have formalised the partnership between the New Zealand Government and Auckland Council to deliver the 3.45km City Rail Link - New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project