Tag: new zealand rail

Transport & Logistics

NZ Rail: Powering the economy

The significance of transport as an indispensable component of economic development has long been recognised. The substantive economic cost of  transport infrastructure is a key requisite for economic growth. In New Zealand, the critical role of transporting people and goods makes an essential contribution to the above-average standard of living largely enjoyed by the population.…

6 May 2015, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Auckland rail fast track could be hit by roadblocks

The Auckland government's plans to start on its $2.86 billion city rail link project a decade earlier than first intended could be scuppered, following an independent review from PwC. The consulting firm prepared a report for the Auckland Council, which warns that it is important to set realistic targets. This issue was raised after the…

30 May 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

What more can we bring to New Zealand’s rail and transport networks?

New Zealand rail has been in the spotlight recently. With the newly launched electric trains set to bring more, faster and better services to Auckland, the city’s residents are celebrating. The electrification of trains in New Zealand is a great example of how rail can transform a city’s passenger experience, and there is always more…

16 May 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

New electric trains bring spark to Auckland’s public transport

The recent launch of Auckland's highly-anticipated electric trains signalled a new era for the city's public transport infrastructure - although as expected, it didn't come without its share of teething issues. Auckland's first electric train rolled into service early in the morning of April 28, embarking from Onehunga station and headed for the CBD transport…

30 Apr 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Close-Up: Dr Deborah Hume

Dr Deborah Hume is the General Manager of Rail Passenger Group at KiwiRail.  She joined the company in 2010 and led the operations of the New Zealand’s long distance passenger train services Scenic Journeys and Wellington’s Tranz Metro.  She is passionate about her work and is keen to keep a professional promise, as she expressed…

10 Apr 2014, by test test