Following an increasing number of potential safety incidents on KiwiRail’s Great Journeys of New Zealand scenic rail services, the outdoor viewing carriage on the Northern Explorer only will be closed until further notice while a safety solution is found.
Auckland suburban train services
For fare and timetable information please phone Auckland Transport on 0800-103-080 tollfree in the Auckland region only or click for online train timetables and fares on the Western, Southern, Eastern, Onehunga and Manukau lines only.
There are no regular commuter passenger train services from Auckland to Hamilton. The Northerner Explorer train provides one service between Auckland and Hamilton.
Wellington suburban train services
For fare and timetable information please phone Metlink on 0800-801-700 tollfree in New Zealand for train timetables and fares on the Capital Connection and the Wairarapa Connection operating from Wellington. The Capital Connection and the Wairarapa Connection are commuter train services, so reservations are not required.
Tickets for these trains are available from the Tranz Metro ticket office - Wellington Railway Station, Masterton Railway Station, Featherston Railway Station and Palmerston North Railway Station or from the respective Train Manager's on the day of travel.
For timetable and fare information for the Capital Connection (Wellington/Otaki/Levin/Palmerston North) and the Wairarapa Connection (Wellington/Featherston/Masterton) train services - please phone Metlink on 0800-801-700 tollfree in New Zealand.