Book your West Coast Tour before 30 June and save $50.00 per person!
The first of Tranz Scenic's new fleet of
purpose built carriages has rolled out in
Dunedin and will significantly enhance
the opportunity to experience South
Island scenery, says the tourism rail
"This new fleet will provide TranzAlpine
and TranzCoastal passengers with a
modern travel and tourism experience
the equal of anything in the world," says
Tom Evers-Swindell, KiwiRail's Tranz
Scenic manager. "With a smooth ride,
modern stylish interior, on board
displays and panoramic windows we can
provide the best view of the stunning
To capture the dramatic coastal and
mountain views, the new carriages will
each feature over 53sq m of glass, in
overhead HD video.
The carriage interiors feature a wood
paneling roof, NZ-designed and made
comfort seats, some of which can swivel
to face the direction of travel, and
automatic opening interior doors.
The carriage bogies have rubber
primary springs and secondary air bags /
rubber springs to provide a quieter,
smoother ride. There will also be
refurbished and upgraded open air
The new fleet will be launched later this
year on scheduled services from
Christchurch on the world famous
TranzAlpine to the West Coast and the
TranzCoastal, which travels along the
Pacific coast to Picton, meeting the
Interislander ferry link to Wellington.
panoramic side and roof windows. To
enhance the onboard experience, each
air conditioned carriage will include GPS
activated announcements in five languages
at the seat plus information.
Discount applies to all bookings departing before 31 Mar 2012.