You can find on this page the New Zealand trains map to print and to download in PDF. The New Zealand railways map presents the rail network and shows high speed rails routes of New Zealand in Oceania.
The New Zealand rail map shows all the railway stations and lines of New Zealand trains. This train map of New Zealand will allow you to easily travel by train in showing the major rail routes and high speed rail routes of New Zealand in Oceania. The New Zealand rail map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Rail transport in New Zealand consists of a network of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge (Cape gauge) railway lines in both the North and South Islands as its mentioned in New Zealand rail map. Rail services are focused primarily on freight, particularly bulk freight, with limited passenger services on some lines. Only Auckland and Wellington have urban rail systems, both of which are being upgraded and expanded. For most of its history, New Zealand's rail services were operated by the Railways Department.
There is a total of 3,898 km of railway line in New Zealand, built to the narrow gauge of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) as you can see in New Zealand rail map. Of this, 506 km is electrified. The national rail network is owned by state-owned enterprise New Zealand Railways Corporation division KiwiRail Network. The national network consists of three main trunk lines, seven secondary main lines and during its peak in the 1950s, around ninety branch lines. The majority of the latter are now closed.
Most New Zealand rail lines were constructed by government but a few were of private origin, later nationalised (see New Zealand rail map). In 1931, the Transport Licensing Act was passed, protecting the railways from competition for fifty years. The transport industry became fully deregulated in 1983. Between 1982 and 1993 the rail industry underwent a major overhaul involving corporatisation, restructuring, downsizing, line and station closures and privatisation.