The rail network measures 3,938 km. The rail network consists of a spine from Auckland to Invercargill (connected across Cook Strait by ferry) with spurs to Northland, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay, and the West Coast. The line from Auckland to Hamilton, the metro lines in Auckland and Wellington, and lines around Christchurch are mostly double-track.
Core dashboard information
Route length of rail network by region (in kilometres) owned by Kiwirail as of April, 2017. Includes route length that is unused or leased to operators other than KiwiRail (approximately 14% of total).
Nature of data
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