Story: Railways

TranzAlpine railway

TranzAlpine railway

The TranzAlpine, seen here crossing the Bealey River bridge, carries about 200,000 passengers a year over the Southern Alps between Christchurch and Greymouth. It is the most successful of the three long-distance rail routes that remained in New Zealand in 2015. The others are the Coastal Pacific between Picton and Christchurch, and the Northern Explorer between Auckland and Wellington.

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Neill Atkinson, 'Railways - Rail transformed', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21424/tranzalpine-railway (accessed 2 October 2020)

Story by Neill Atkinson, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 11 Mar 2016