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The Wairarapa Connection
Wellington - Featherston - Woodside - Carterton - Masterton
Passenger Commuter Train Service
Service Information (with effect: 01 Feb 18): The Wairarapa Connection train services are operating normal timetables
For further information please call Metlink on 0800-801-700 toll free with the greater Wellington region

Wairarapa Connection trainThe Wairarapa Connection is a regional commuter passenger train service that operates daily between Masterton, Carterton, Featherston and Wellington with air-conditioned, centrally heated carriages with table and forward facing seating, panaromic windows and disable facilities.

The Wairarapa Connection is a commuter rail service, so reservations are not required. Tickets and monthly passes for this service are available from Tranz Metro ticket office - Wellington Railway Station, Masterton Railway Station, Featherston Railway Station or
tickets only from the Train Manager on the day of travel.

The Wairarapa Connection operates Five daily services each way (Mon - Thu), Six daily services each way (Fri) and two daily services each way (Sat, Sun, Public Holidays). 

Travel time from Wellington to Featherston is 1 hour and to Masterton is 1 hour 45 minutes.

The Wairarapa Connection also stops at Woodside (For Greytown), Matarawa, Carterton, Solway and Renall Street. There are connecting local bus services from Woodside for Greytown and Featherston for Martinborough.

For timetable and fare information for The Wairarapa Connection (Wellington/Featherston/Woodside/Carterton/Masterton) train service, please phone Metlink on 0800-801-700 tollfree in New Zealand or click for online timetable information.

There are no passenger train or rail service between from Featherston, Masterton to Palmerston North, Hastings or Napier