Interislander ferry delivery pushed back due to 'busy summer'

Interislander ferry delivery pushed back due to 'busy summer'
Picton terminal where construction costs have blown out. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Brent Melville
KiwiRail, the owner of the Interislander ferry fleet, has sold a delay on the delivery of its first new vessel by five months to February 2026 as making the "transition easier for Interislander staff" because it avoids the December and January peak travel period.Interislander's operations general manager, Duncan Roy, said during the Christmas and new year peak, ferry numbers climbed by about 300% on "quieter times" to more than 200,000 passengers. Roy said the change, which was agreed upon with KiwiRail and Sou...

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