Kiwirail News

World-class upgrade for iconic TranzAlpine train

World-class upgrade for iconic TranzAlpine train

29th Nov 2012 Press Release Rail News

One of the world’s great scenic train trips has just become even better, following the introduction of KiwiRail’s brand new scenic carriages to the iconic TranzAlpine journey between Christchurch and Greymouth.

KiwiRail to introduce new train service to replace the Overlander

KiwiRail to introduce new train service to replace the Overlander

27th Apr 2012 Press Release Rail News

KiwiRail is making changes to the train service between Wellington and Auckland to transform the service into an internationally recognised tourism product. The Overlander currently runs a daily service during summer months and three days a week during winter using carriages that are up to 60 years old.  The new service, which will be rebranded and will use new purpose built carriages, is planned to begin operation on Monday 25 June.