From the 1st of December 2018
it is recommended to book a ticket before the day of departure
You can still buy tickets at Glenmark station up to the time of departure, but we can not guarantee you a seat. One way fares are available from our station ticket offices only and can not be booked in advance.
This is a change in a long standing policy to meet the expectations of our customers
Vouchers must now be redeemed to make a booking. If you have an old printed Voucher please get in touch so we make arrangements for you.
See the Calendar below, or Tickets
Trip 1 (Standard Running Day)
– Experience a trip back in time on Canterbury’s Premier Heritage Railway –
The volunteers who form the Weka Pass Railway warmly welcome you aboard. We operate excursion trains, hauled by both vintage steam and diesel-electric locomotives, over 12.8 km of scenic line through the unique limestone beauty of the Weka Pass.
Our calendar shows the dates that trains are running. The dates in black and red follow the Standard Running Day timetable below. We run 2 return services from Glenmark on each running day, one departing at 11:30 am and the other departing at 2:00 pm. Your return ticket allows you to ride to Waikari from Glenmark on the morning train and return on the afternoon train if you wish to have more time to explore the village, or depart from Waikari at 1:00pm and return on the 2:00pm train from Glenmark. See our top travel tips (printable pdf) for some suggestions on how to make the most out of your day. Blue dates suggest special events, which have may have revised timetables and/or fares.