Trains between Picton and Christchurch return Dec. 1

The Northern Explorer prepares to leave Auckland, New Zealand, in December 2018. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

KiwiRail’s Coastal Pacific scenic journey will resume operations between Picton and Christchurch starting Dec. 1.

The service on the South Island of New Zealand resumes two years after the service was put on hold because of the devastating Kaikoura earthquake.

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