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etting from A to B is a critical part of everyday life, whether the mode of transport is by automobile, on foot or by public transport. KiwiRail serves all of New Zealand, knowing that whether a journey is a short work commute or longer leisure trip, passengers’ comfort, safety and reliability in its services is paramount. It also operates a freight division, which continually invests in capacity for future growth across intermodal wagons, locomotive assets, inland ports and other infrastructure. PASSENGER RAIL KiwiRail’s passenger services come under the KiwiRail Scenic umbrella, and

are broken down into several lines. The Northern Explorer runs from north to south of the North Island. The Coastal Pacific’s route includes Picton, Blenheim and Kaikoura to Christchurch - its unique route affectionately defined as ‘a train journey along the edge of the world.’ New Zealanders are lucky to be able to enjoy the natural beauty the country offers. The TranzAlpine Train travels from Christchurch to Greymouth and is rated one of the world’s great scenic railway journeys! The Capital Connection services commuters between Palmerston North and Wellington from Monday to Friday. KiwiRail also operates the InterIslander - a ferry service over the Cook Strait.

PEOPLE FOCUSED Like every successful business, people are at the very heart of KiwiRail. With close to 4,000 staff in locations across the country, the organisation is one of New Zealand’s largest transport industry employers. “We are committed to ensuring they have the tools, resources and training they need for us to meet our customer promise, we will deliver,” KiwiRail says. That’s the company view, but what do individual members of staff have to say about their employers? David Williamson is a Data Quality Analyst who was attracted to working for an iconic national brand. “Being able to clearly identify something is the first step to making good decisions

to improve our processes. I feel I can help the business reduce costs while preserving our service delivery by linking our business units and helping remove duplication and waste,” he says. “The senior management view of what makes a good workplace is also refreshing. They trust their managers and show commitment to their employees and I see that in the safety messages and values. That’s the kind of place I want to work at.” KiwiRail is on a journey of growth and continuous improvement. It’s a supportive environment where young professionals can thrive and evolve with the company, helping to progress their careers, innovate

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and drive change. From operational roles, engineering, technical specialists, customer service and corporate services positions there are so many diverse roles for growth and development of all of employees. KiwiRail is proud to be an employer which promotes the broadening of skill sets and pathways to senior positions. “While history and tradition is at the heart of our organisation and the expertise of our experienced employees is valuable beyond measure, KiwiRail recognises the importance of bringing a fresh perspective into the organisation to drive change, challenge the status quo and continuously improve to ensure the business is always better tomorrow,” the company says. It’s not just inside the workplace that KiwiRail supports employees. It runs extracurricular activities including networks, sport teams and boot camps. “It is the people and the sense of family and community that makes KiwiRail such a unique place to work,” the company says. This is proven through its survey results which continuously highlight ‘people’ as one of the best things about working at KiwiRail. SUSTAINABILITY Sustainability is a key driver for KiwiRail, which begins with financial sustainability. Providing an accessible and reliable rail service helps reduce the transport industry’s overall impacts on the environment and communities. As a key part of New Zealand’s integrated transport system, KiwiRail provides a fuel

efficient and low carbon means of moving goods and people. NETWORK UPGRADES The organisation is always looking for ways to improve its services. The Wellington Metro Upgrade Project will be the result of an $88.4 million funding package announced in 2011 to continuously transform Wellington’s rail services. This is the latest project to make the network more reliable and modern for the growing number of commuters to the country’s capital. The now completed Wellington Region Rail Programme (WRRP) was the first step in preparing the lines for the introduction of the new Matangi trains. These included double tracking to Waikanae, constructing a third track into Wellington Station and improving the traction overhead to carry more power. This work resulted in increased train speed, improved timekeeping for trains, reduced the number of faults and allowed more train services. KiwiRail is focused on embracing newer technology to refine services. This included the introduction of electric trains not he Auckland network. This mammoth project began in 2011 and involved more than 34,000 construction hours to install 3,500 foundations and masts, carrying 560km of overhead lines across 175km of railway tracks. With its ability to handle multimillion dollar projects, KiwiRail is always growing to support New Zealand’s economical development and putting people first.


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