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The New Plymouth Express 2022

The New Plymouth Express 2022

Date: 13/11/22
Time: 8:00 am - 9:10 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.

After travelling through the Rangitikei and pickup up passengers in Marton and Whanganui Eastown we climb up the Westmere Bank just after leaving Whanganui 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.  Hopefully 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 on a good day.

We move on 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.

There is no railway platforms at Eastown or New Plymouth so please beware when disembarking and loading is by temporary steps or hoist onto the railway lines.

You can go to the Downtown Shopping Complex or visit the famous Len Lye exhibition which is over the road from where we stop.


Fully refreshed you will re-board the train at 4.00pm for your return journey to Feilding.  This will be a true day’s outing for those who enjoy rail travel in our beautiful country.

 

ON BOARD MENU

No Eftpos available
Items may change, depending on availability. If you have any questions or need assistance, please ask your Car Steward.

FOOD

Sandwiches $5.00
Sandwich and Soup $6.00
Soup and Crackers $3.00
Bacon & Egg Slice $4.00
Muffins $2.00
Slices $3.00
Shortbread $1.00
Chippies $2.00
Cookies $3.00
Chocolate Bars $2.00
Cheese/Crackers $4.00
DRINKS Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate $2.00
Flat White (Sachet) $3.00
Cappuccino (Sachet) $3.00
Mocha $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

BEVERAGES
The time of this service will be announced (11am)
Alcohol MUST NOT be taken off the train.   Cash Only
Items may change, depending on availability.
CIDER
Apple Cider 4% $5.00
BEER
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
RTD Gin & Tonic $7.00
Woodstock $7.00
Vodka Cruiser $7.00
Mudshake $7.00
WINE
White -Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, $7.00
Red- Merlot, $7.00
Sparkling- Lindauer, Rosé $7.00

SOUVENIRS: Please listen to the announcements as to when and where the souvenirs will be available for sale.

 

 

When Sunday 13th November 2022
Departs Feilding 8.00am
Departs Marton 8.35am

Station Road East

 Departs Eastown 9.50am There is no railway platforms at Eastown or New Plymouth so please beware when disembarking and loading is by temporary steps or hoist onto the railway lines.

East Town Freight Yard, 46 Eastown Rd, Whanganui.

Arrives New Plymouth 2.00pm
Departs New Plymouth  4.30pm
Arrives Eastown 8.00pm
 Arrives Marton 8.40pm
 Arrives Feilding  9.10pm
Enquiries 06 3235444 or rod@steamrail.org.nz
Locomotive Diesel

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.

You must read and understand the terms and conditions.  Click here to view the terms and conditions.

If this trip does not work for you then join our friends email list, Please add your email to our list,  by clicking here.  We will send you an email each time a new trip is ready to be booked.

If you are unable to book online, drop into the Woodville, Masterton, Whanganui, Hawera, Stratford i-SITEs or Dannevirke, Feilding  Info Centres and they can book you there.  An additional booking fee applies.

Once you book you will receive an automatic reply.  If you do not receive a reply within an hour check your SPAM folder and then rebook.

Tickets will be Emailed the Friday before the trip.  Make sure your email address is correctly entered.

The trip will be hauled by a KiwiRail diesel locomotive,  using blue air conditioned carriages.

There is no railway platforms at Eastown or New Plymouth and access will be by temporary steps or hoist onto the railway lines.

Bookings

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Adult Fare - Feilding or Marton
Departs Feilding or Marton railway station, 0-3 free on the knee of the adult.
$165.00
Adult Fare - Whanganui
Departs Eastown railway yard. 0-3 free on the knee of the adult.
$135.00
Child Fare - Feilding or Marton
Departs Feilding or Marton railway station. Up to 15 years.
$100.00
Child Fare - Whanganui
Departs Eastown railway yard. Up to 15 years.
$80.00