New Ingerland Railways

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New Ingerland Railways
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Type Crown monopoly
Owner(s) Government of New Ingerland
Predecessor(s) MPW&R
Founded 1972
Products and services
Industry Transport
  • Passenger rail
  • Rail freight
  • Railway access
  • Maintenance

The New Ingerland Railways or NIR is a crown monopoly responsible for the management and maintenance of the railway network on behalf of the Crown. The corporation was established in 1972 to replace the Ministry of Public Works and Railways, which had provided all passenger and freight services in New Ingerland since the nineteenth century.


Successor organisations

The suburban transport division of the NIR was spun off into separate passenger transport authorities on the 1 January 1989.


Track access

The NIR owns all of the below track railway assets in New Ingerland. This includes the track, signalling, tunnels, bridges, level crossings, and stations. Access to these assets is controlled by the corporation, who charge the rail operators an access fee, and a mileage fee for use of the network.


In addition to track access, the corporation is charged with the maintenance of the national rail network. All track, signalling, tunnels, bridges, level crossings, and stations belong the corporation. In order to carry out this work, the corporation owns 10 regular diesel locomotives of its own, in addition to the specialised rail maintenance vehicles operated.

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