The New Plymouth Express 2020
|Time:||8:00 am - 9:00 pm|
|Location:||Feilding Railway Station|
This is an excursion for the railway enthusiast. A full day’s travel to one of New Zealand’s bigger cities – New Plymouth.
Moving through the Rangitikei we climb up the Westmere Bank just after leaving Wanganui and enter the special part of New Zealand known these days as the NAKI.
We head on and pass Fonterra’s milk plant at Whararoa, through Hawera and on to Stratford. By now the mighty shape of Mt Taranaki is before you and on the right side of your carriage the distant slopes of Mt Ruapehu. Both mountains glisten in the midday sun with the snowfalls of winter still clearly visible.
We moved on the through the small dairy towns of Eltham, Stratford and Inglewood and then swing left for our approach to New Plymouth.
The “Express” will enter New Plymouth and go right into the downtown area where there will be a two hour break.
You can go to the Downtown Shopping Complex or visit the famous Len Lye exhibition which is over the road from where we will stop.
ON BOARD MENU
Food and drinks are available in the Buffet Car.
Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Water and Cookies are available at the opposite end of the train
to the Buffet Car during the early part of the trip. Check with your Car Steward.
Cash is preferred as Eftpos is not always available
Items may change, depending on availability. If you have any questions or need assistance,
please ask your Car Steward.
Bacon and Egg Slice $3.00
Chocolate Bars $2.00
DRINKS Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate $2.00
Flat White (Sachet) $3.00
Cappuccino (Sachet) $3.00
Nippy’s Iced Chocolate $3.00
Nippy”s Iced Coffee $3.00
Coke, Coke No Sugar, Sprite, Sprite No Sugar $2.00
Bottled Water $2.00
Ginger Beer, Ginger Ale $2.00
The time of this service will be announced (11am)
Alcohol MUST NOT be taken off the train.
Items may change, depending on availability.
Apple Cider 4% $5.00
DB Draught 4% $5.00
DB Export Citrus Low Alcohol (2%) $5.00
DB Export Gold (4%) $5.00
Tui (4%) $5.00
Steinlager Pure Light (2.5%) $5.00
Heineken (5%) $7.00
Gin and Tonic $7.00
Vodka Cruiser $7.00
White Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris $7.00
Red Merlot, Pinot Noir $7.00
Sparkling Lindauer, Rosé $7.00
All of the above items are subject to availability and change.
PLEASE NOTE: – Time of this service will be announced at 11am. Alcohol must NOT to be taken off the train. No BYO.
SOUVENIRS: Please listen to the announcements as to when and where the souvenirs will be available for sale.
The trip will be hauled by a KiwiRail diesel locomotive.
|When||Sunday 18th October 2020|
|Arrives New Plymouth||2.00pm|
|Departs New Plymouth||4.00pm|
|Enquiries||06 3235444 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
The Marton railway station is at the end of Station Road East, which comes off Wellington Street, the main road in Marton. There is very limited but adequate parking at the station as KiwiRail have blocked vehicle access to the platform. There is no security at the Marton railway station, so please ensure there is nothing of interest to thieves in your car. This link might help.
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If you are unable to book online, drop into the Palmerston North, Woodville, Masterton, Wanganui, Hawera, Stratford i-SITEs or Dannevirke, Feilding Info Centres and they can book you there. An additional booking fee applies.
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Tickets will be Emailed the Friday before the trip. Make sure your email address is correctly entered.
We have using the blue air conditioned carriages.
We can only operate in Covid Level 1.
Bookings are closed for this event.