The TranzAlpine train has been cancelled until 30 January due to the closure of the line after recent severe weather. GOOD NEWS: The TranzAlpine train to Arthurs Pass is operating, see note below
UPDATE: The TranzAlpine train has been cancelled until 30 January due to the closure of the line after recent severe weather. As the roads are also closed, alternative transportation is not available.
 
GOOD NEWS: The TranzAlpine train to Arthurs Pass is operating, see note below
 
Unfortunately the recent adverse weather conditions in the South Island have caused a signifcant slip which has affected the TranzAlpine rail line beyond Otira and also caused road closures.
 
* TranzAlpine services for the Christchurch to Greymouth route and vice versa are cancelled.
* We are unable to accept any new bookings for the full TranzAlpine service until Monday 30th January.
* If the tracks are cleared sooner we will let you know.
 
It has been decided to continue running a Christchurch to Arthurs Pass rail service.
 
* This service is effective from Saturday 21 January to Wednesday 25th January inclusive.
* TranzAlpine will depart Christchurch at 0815 and Arthurs Pass at 1200 (returning into Christchurch at 1403)
* A decision on continuing this Arthurs Pass daytrip service beyond 25 Jan early next week.
 
We will continue to keep you updated as further information comes to hand.
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TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth

Climb aboard one of the world’s most famous train journeys, between Christchurch and Greymouth and vice versa. Cross the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, and enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River. Traverse the mighty Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiselled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn.

Descend through thick stands of native beech forest to your destination, Greymouth – a great base for exploring this unspoiled region with its mighty glaciers, wild rivers and famous Punakaiki pancake rocks.

Service Information: Due to work in the Otira Tunnel and other track maintenance, this train service will run between Christchurch and Arthurs Pass only and will be replaced by bus between Arthurs Pass and Greymouth on the following dates 08, 29 May, 03 July, 07 August, 30 October & 27 November 2017.


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