KiwiRail plays a critical role in New Zealand’s transport system. Sustainability is central to our purpose of creating Stronger Connections for a Better New Zealand.

We are the kaitiaki (guardians) of the rail corridor, and with that comes a responsibility to care for and protect the health of the environment, our society and the economy.

KiwiRail has a key role in Aotearoa’s transition to a net zero carbon emissions economy, with every tonne of freight carried by rail having 70 percent fewer carbon emissions than heavy road freight. Rail helps to reduce congestion in our cities, reduce carbon emissions and air pollutants, improve road safety and lower road maintenance costs.

KiwiRail boosts regional economies, increasing productivity and creating jobs by delivering goods to people and ports and bringing tourists to regional towns and cities.

Safety is our top priority for our people and the public. We are committed to getting everyone home safe and healthy every day, and preserving our environment for tomorrow.
We welcome opportunities to partner with others to deliver a more sustainable future.

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