NZRM Update 2021-03-04

Good afternoon and welcome to this week’s NZ Rail Maps Project update. As it says on the Facebook page this week’s update is a few days later than planned, normally updates come out on Mondays. The reason is that it was decided last week the update milestone would be for completing all trunk corridors in… Continue reading NZRM Update 2021-03-04

Questions Over Government Rail Freight Strategy [2]

Last post we took a quick introductory look at issues pertaining especially to the Main North Line which was completely closed to all rail freight for around two years as a result of major earthquake damage, and consequently lost all freight haulage to road. Kiwirail was, and is, majorly hampered in the situation by not… Continue reading Questions Over Government Rail Freight Strategy [2]

Questions Over Government Rail Freight Strategy [1]

Unless you live in a cave, you’ll be aware of the many historical challenges Kiwirail and its predecessors have faced in operating a 4000 km network around a country as long and thin as NZ. As a country we have a low population density with our four largest cities each separated by hundreds of kilometres… Continue reading Questions Over Government Rail Freight Strategy [1]