- 1000th new wagon marks significant milestone for KiwiRailRead More
- New "Expect Trains" Campaign launchedRead More
- New fuel trialled to improve sustainablityRead More
- New Interislander ferry to be named KaiarahiRead More
- Switch off on the beach NOT at level crossingsRead More
- KiwiRail confirms Arahura replacementRead More
- Kaimai Tunnel upgrade requirements to be identifiedRead More
- Wanganui forestry businesses on trackRead More
- Arahura to be dry-docked at DevonportRead More
- Rail Safety Week 11–17 August 2014Read More
- Welcome home, AratereRead More
- KiwiRail moves Christchurch bikes to DunedinRead More
- Aratere has departed SingaporeRead More
- Celebrating 150 years of Rail in NZRead More
- CT Site Wanganui relocation to Gilberd StreetRead More
- New rolling stock order confirmedRead More
- Cat-in-the–box Chiefie reunited with familyRead More
- Palmerston North train unlocks possibility for ‘super’ freight service to ChristchurchRead More
- New Rolling Stock proves its worthRead More
- Longer log trains running on key forestry routeRead More
- New lease on life for popular wagon classRead More
- Steel Wheels - demonstrating the value of railRead More
- Youngest train driver takes first soloRead More
- KiwiRail wins business from courier companyRead More
- Further investment in rail line between Hamilton and TaurangaRead More
- KiwiRail to begin new log service to Wellington from WairarapaRead More
- Freight growth continues but decrease in full year results forecastRead More
- Take care at level crossings along busy train lineRead More
- KiwiRail continues to build a stronger foundation for the futureRead More
- KiwiRail sees strong growth at Southdown Freight TerminalRead More
- Getting closer to customersRead More
- Log carrying capacityRead More
- Order placed for more new locomotivesRead More
Rail Safety Week 11–17 August 2014
Every year there are hundreds of near misses between vehicles and trains - and every one of those is, in reality, a 'near hit'.
Rail Safety Week is the Australasian-wide initiative to raise awareness about rail safety and encourage safe behaviour around trains and tracks. KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ are proud to support the week which runs this year from 11-17 August.
During the week, motorists will be given the opportunity to see what a train driver sees, so they can better understand that every train driver's near miss is in fact a near hit.
People will be able to do this by experiencing an interactive train simulator (at events in the main centres and online) which will put them in the driving seat of a locomotive. They will see the time it takes for a train to stop after applying the emergency brakes and learn that when a train driver sees an object on the tracks, there is very little he or she can do to avoid a collision.
Take the train simulation challenge at one of our rail safety week events, click here to find out where our events are.