Kōrero: Canterbury region

Canterbury rail routes

Canterbury rail routes

In addition to the main trunk line running the length of the South Island, branch railways were important in Canterbury. They carried passengers and goods between rural districts and Christchurch. This map shows Canterbury’s rail network, and how it developed to 1890 and then to 1930. The pace of development in the 1870s and 1880s was particularly marked. After that it slowed. It was not until 1923 that the railway reached the West Coast, providing a vital link across the Southern Alps.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Transport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/10337/canterbury-rail-routes (accessed 20 July 2024)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015