Auckland Steam Supreme


Step onboard our lovingly restored heritage coaches, hauled by steam locomotive Ja1271. Settle into your seats to enjoy travel around the Auckland Metro Network behind a steam loco! Experience passenger rail in Auckland - just as it used to be!.


Jump on board with the Glenbrook Vintage Railway and Steam Incorporated as we join forces and celebrate 100 years of the Waiuku Branchline – where the GVR is based – and Steam Inc celebrates its 50th anniversary!
Glenbrook Vintage Railway have teamed up with our Wellington based friends at Steam Inc to bring to Glenbrook their resplendent Ja1271, for a number of joint trips in Auckland & the Waikato.
So hop on board as we step back in time – to how rail travel used to be – and experience steam on the main line.



The Auckland Steam Supreme |  Departing Otahuhu & Auckland Strand Station 

Catch a steam train around the Auckland Metro Network! 

Anyone can catch an electric train in Auckland - but can you say you have caught a steam train around Auckland??? Well, now is your chance. Join us on this very rare and unique occasion where you can choose to travel on any of our trains "around the block" on Saturday 15 October. Boarding either at Auckland - The Strand station (the old Auckland station near the CBD) or from Otahuhu. 

Your journey today will take you via the "waterfront" through the eastern suburbs and "over the hill" via the central suburbs of Remuera and Newmarket. Our train travels through two tunnels, passes both the Waitemata and Manukau harbours and tackles some very steep grades where you will really hear the steam engine working. 

This is a very rare, not to be missed occasion - fun for the family or simply to be one of the very few people in Auckland who can say they travelled by STEAM around some of the Auckland suburban rail network.


An exciting day out behind a steam loco through Tāmaki Makaurau-Auckland - A great school holiday experience!

Fares

Originate from: The Strand or Otahuhu.

Adult $45 | Child (2-14) $25


Timetable - Departing: The Strand

The Strand | Train 1

The Strand
dep. 9.20am
Otahuhu
dep. 10.18am
The Strand
arr. 10.50am
The Strand | Train 2

The Strand
dep. 11.20am
Otahuhu
dep. 12.18pm
The Strand
arr. 12.51pm
The Strand | Train 3

The Strand
dep. 1.05pm
Otahuhu
dep. 2.00pm
The Strand
arr. 2.30pm
The Strand | Train 4

The Strand
dep. 3.05pm
Otahuhu
dep. 4.00pm
The Strand
arr. 4.31pm

Timetable - Departing: Otahuhu

Otahuhu | Train 1

Otahuhudep.10.18am
The Strand
dep. 11.20am
Otahuhu
arr. 11.45am
Otahuhu | Train 2

Otahuhudep.12.18pm
The Strand
dep. 1.05pm
Otahuhu
arr. 1.30pm
Otahuhu | Train 3

Otahuhu
dep. 2.00pm
The Strand
dep. 3.05pm
Otahuhu
arr. 3.30pm


Stations

The Strand: Ngaoho Place, Parnell

Car | Limited parking is available locally in the area. Paid public carparks are available nearby. There is a drop-off and pick-up zone directly adjacent to the platform.

Walking | The station is a 20 minute walk from the waterfront/Britomart, and a 10 minute walk from Parnell's main street.

Public Transport | The station is a 20 minute walk from Britomart Transport Centre. The 755 bus leaves from outside Strand towards the city centre every 30 minutes. For more info visit AT.govt.nz

Other | Taxis and ride sharing apps Uber and Ola all serve Strand station.


Otahuhu Railway Station: Walmsley Street, Otahuhu

Car | Limited road-side parking is available locally in the area. There is a drop-off and pick-up zone directly adjacent to the platform.

Public Transport | Otahuhu is a junction station for all Eastern and Southern Line train services. A large bus interchange is also adjacent to the railway station and is serviced by numerous local bus routes. For more info visit AT.govt.nz

Other | Taxis and ride sharing apps Uber and Ola all serve Otahuhu Railway Station.


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COVID-19 Information
As this is a pre-booked allocated-seating tour, face coverings are not compulsory but are strongly encouraged. For more info see the official NZ Government COVID-19 website.
In the event that the NZ Government or its agencies prevent the operation of this tour taking place due to COVID-19, refunds of fares paid (net of outgoings made from those fares) may be made by GVR upon written application being received from booked passengers.

Seating Information
We aim to seat passengers from the same booking together. You will be allocated at least one window seat for bookings of 2 or more (subject to availability). Where possible, seats will be turned to face the direction of travel (pairs and singles) or to face each other (groups). If you are travelling with people on a different booking or have another specific request then please email us as soon as possible at [email protected] and we will try and accommodate your request the best we can. Your allocated seat and carriage details will be on your boarding pass which will be emailed to you at least 2-3 days before your departure date.

Onboard Information
  • Smoking or the consumption of Alcohol (not served by your train crew) is prohibited anywhere onboard our trains, including on any viewing platform, this includes the use or charging of e-cigarettes.
  • Due to the heritage nature of our carriages there is limited accessibility for people travelling with Wheelchairs. Please contact us in advance to discuss your requirements.
  • Animals apart from seeing and hearing guide dogs may not travel onboard our trains.
  • Only the named passengers on your booking will be allocated seats. One child under 2 may sit on each adult's knee. Children under 2 seated in the manner do not require a ticket.
  • There are toilets onboard our train which can be used throughout the journey.
  • Cold food or drink may be brought and consumed onboard the train provided that this does not disturb our passengers and that you take all rubbish and food scraps with you.

Book now for The Auckland Steam Supreme - Saturday 15th of October 2022

Your ticket includes return train travel. 

Train 1 - Departing: The Strand - 9.20am

Adult:
@ $45.00 each
Child (Ages 2-14):
@ $25.00 each

Train 2 - Departing: The Strand - 11.20am

Adult:
@ $45.00 each
Child (Ages 2-14):
@ $25.00 each

Train 3 - Departing: The Strand - 1.05pm

Adult:
@ $45.00 each
Child (Ages 2-14):
@ $25.00 each

Train 4 - Departing: The Strand - 3.05pm

Adult:
@ $45.00 each
Child (Ages 2-14):
@ $25.00 each

Train 1 - Departing: Otahuhu - 10.18am

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Train 2 - Departing: Otahuhu - 12.18pm

Adult:
@ $45.00 each
Child (Ages 2-14):
@ $25.00 each

Train 3 - Departing: Otahuhu - 2.00pm

Adult:
@ $45.00 each
Child (Ages 2-14):
@ $25.00 each