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Record breaking year for The TranzAlpine

1 April 2005
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Record breaking year for The TranzAlpine

Tranz Scenic celebrates a milestone with The TranzAlpine carrying over 200,000 passengers in the last 12 months, which is a record for the service.

Travelling daily between Christchurch and Greymouth return, The TranzAlpine has seen a steady increase in passenger numbers over the last four years. Recent services have carried more than 600 passengers a day, with a record 698 passengers carried on 15th of February 2005, breaking the previous record of 615 passengers on an individual train.

Public demand for a world class experience such as The TranzAlpine is clearly high and Tranz Scenic will continue to focus on improving the service, which is currently having carriage interiors refurbished to give them a fresh new look.

Tranz Scenic’s online booking function is credited with increasing sales both nationally and internationally, as it provides customers with the convenience and ease of being able to book all services online, anytime.

The long term future of Tranz Scenic is seen very much as lying in high value tourist operations such as The TranzAlpine.

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