Mainfreight 'appalled' by Government’s rail madness
End of the line for rail option
Silver Fern rail service going well
Big day as rail goes electric
Auckland rail soon to be all electric
Western Passengers Face Rail Cuts
Keolis Downer and KiwiRail - world-class rail for Wellington
Richard Prebble: Rail is the only corridor left
Six-day West Coast rail excursion announced
Christchurch rail services long overdue
New Zealanders are being urged to show their support for the exceptional work done to restore the road and rail networks following the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, by voting for the project in a prestigious international award.
KiwiRail, NZ Transport Agency and the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) alliance have been named as one of just 10 finalists from around the world for the Institution of Civil Engineers People’s Choice Award 2018, for their work to repair and reopen State Highway One and the Main North Line.
The winner of the award will be determined by public vote.
“Being considered one of the top 10 projects in the world, and the only Southern Hemisphere finalist, is a wonderful recognition of the skills and dedication of everyone involved in this project,” says KiwiRail’s Acting Chief Executive Todd Moyle.
“This nomination demonstrates New Zealand’s strengths in engineering and emergency recovery. Just as important, however, is the well-deserved recognition of the hard work and dedication of thousands of workers whose efforts meant cut-off communities were reconnected, and freight flows restored quickly after that devastating earthquake.
“As the winner is being determined by popular vote, we are hoping Kiwis will show their appreciation for the tremendous efforts of all involved and vote for the project.
“We’ve already seen an enormous amount of support rolling in from across the freight industry and engineering professionals around the country as the word spreads about our nomination.
“However, we are a small country compared to other finalists, so the more support we can get from the public the better our chances.”
Votes can be cast by visiting: http://www.ice.org.uk/what-is-civil-engineering/peoples-choice-award-2018
Voting closes on September 26th
+64 27 211 3747
This article first appeared on www.kiwirail.co.nz
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2019 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.