Calendar and Timetable

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. 

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)

Glenmark Depart 11.30am
Waikari Arrive 12.15pm
Waikari Depart 1:00pm
Glenmark Arrive 1:35pm

Trip 2 (Standard Running Day)

Glenmark Depart 2:00pm
Waikari Arrive 2:45pm
Waikari Depart 3:10pm
Glenmark Arrive 3:45pm

Welcome Back A428 "Welcome Back A428

– 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.