150 Years of Rail in New Zealand
2013 sees the 150th anniversary of rail in New Zealand. To celebrate, KiwiRail are putting on open days across the country. Over the years we have established a strong relationship with KiwiRail as one of their biggest customers.
‘The synergies of improved service from KiwiRail coupled with our investment in new rail-served depots, benefits our customers, the economy and our country, through reduced carbon emissions and removing freight from congested roads’
– Don Braid, Mainfreight 2013 Annual Report
Rail is a key aspect of New Zealand’s transport network and industry in general. This is why the majority of our domestic freight depots have rail-sidings and why increasing rail access is a critical factor in all our development decisions.
Mainfreight is joining the anniversary festivities by putting on a free BBQ at the following open days:
- The Strand Railway Station Parnell, Auckland – 29th September 2013
- Mt Maunganui – 5th October 2013
- Wellington Railway Station Thorndon Quay – 12th October 2013
- Invercargill Railway Station Leven Street – 17th October 2013
- Dunedin Railway Station ANZAC Avenue – 19th October 2013
- Oamaru Railway Station Humber Street – 21st October 2013
- Timaru Railway Station Station Street – 23rd October 2013
- Port of Lyttelton Norwich Quay – 26th October 2013
Celebrating this milestone for New Zealand is a great way to highlight the importance of rail to the public.
KiwiRail have created a special website for the anniversary. This will give you all the information you need to join in the celebration.