A billion dollars for Kiwirail !!!

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Re: A billion dollars for Kiwirail !!!

Post by David Benton » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:18 am

NZ log trains lengthened
"New Zealand operator KiwiRail says longer log trains will take more trucks off roads, benefitting commuters and cutting into greenhouse gas emissions.

The state-owned rail firm says it has increased the number of wagons on its daily trains transporting logs from Masterton to CentrePort from 30 to 45 a day – a 40 per cent increase in capacity."
https://www.railexpress.com.au/nz-log-t ... engthened/
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Re: A billion dollars for Kiwirail !!!

Post by David Benton » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:20 am

Re-opening Stratford-Okahukura line priority for KiwiRail
"A $40 million project to reopen the mothballed Stratford to Okahukura rail line is a priority for new KiwiRail chief executive Greg Miller.

The line, shut since a derailment in 2009, is the only alternative north-south rail link should the main trunk line through National Park ever be shut by a natural disaster. It is also a commercial opportunity for Fonterra, forestry companies and other firms looking for a faster flow of Taranaki exports north to Auckland or Tauranga."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1907/S ... 3o0WArvLF4
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