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Service Information:   As form 01 Oct 17 - The Greymouth to Arthurs Pass and Christchurch train is operating
Passenger Train and Rail Services From Greymouth
The TranzAlpine Train  

TranzAlpine train route mapThe TranzAlpine train travels between Greymouth, Arthurs Pass and Christchurch, from one coast of New Zealand's South Island to the other, passing through the Southern Alps.

From your carriage, you’ll see the lush beech rain forests to the West Coast before ascending through the Southern Alps to Arthurs Pass - one of 3 mountain passes through the Southern Alps, for a short stop. From Arthurs pass, you train journey descends through pectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River to the rolling fields of the Canterbury Plains, to Christchurch.

The TranzAlpine carriages
have advanced air bag suspension system for quieter and smoother travel, un-tinted, non-reflective, panoramic side and roof windows to capture the dramatic coastal and mountain views of the magnificent South Island, GPS triggered journey commentary in five languages at your seat via headphones, plus information displays and overhead HD video and are centrally heated/air conditioned for passenger comfort.

Each carriage has onboard washroom/toilet facilities, with '2 Seat-Aisle-2 Seat' seating either forward facing seats with head rests or 'Table Group' (4 people around a table) seating allowing to experience the amazing views of the magnificent South Island, through panoramic side and roof windows, while enjoying the company of other passengers.

Coastal Pacific trainThe TranzAlpine train has an open air viewing carriage allows you to get even closer to the stunning scenery and provides many opportunities to photograph your favourite spots plus a Buffet Carriage offering a range of hot/cold drinks, snacks and light meals on route.

The TranzAlpine  train is reserved seating 'One Class/Non Smoking' service.

The TranzAlpine train does not operate of Christmas Day - 25 December.

For timetable information and online reservations from Greymouth.

TranzAlpine  train connects with bus and coach services at Greymouth from Fox Glacier, Franz Josef, Hokitika, Punakaiki, Westport, Nelson and Queenstown and from Greymouth to Fox Glacier, Franz Josef, Hokitika, Punakaiki, Westport, Nelson, Wanaka and Queenstown.

There are no long distance passenger train/rail services from Greymouth to Nelson, Greymouth to Hokitika, Greymouth to Fox Glacier, Greymouth to Franz Josef Glacier, Greymouth to Punakaiki, Greymouth to Westport, Greymouth to Wanaka or Greymouth to Queenstown.