KiwiRail is running fewer passenger tourist trains on the South Island as New Zealand’s borders remain closed to international visitors.
From May 3 to Oct. 17, the TranzAlpine will run between Christchurch and Greymouth (same-day return) on Thursdays and Fridays. The Coastal Pacific between Christchurch and Picton (same-day return) on Saturdays and Sundays.
Schedules for the Northern Explorer (Auckland-to-Wellington) and Capital Connection (Wellington-to-Palmerston North) are not changing.
KiwiRail has offered discounts on its services and plans to continue to do so ahead of the New Zealand border’s expected opening with Australia.
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