Information on Interislander’s current Cook Strait ferries The dolphin that appears on the Interislander logo is inspired by the dolphin Tuhirangi, later called . Interislander is a road and rail ferry service across New Zealand’s Cook Strait, between interislander logo · Type. Part of state-owned enterprise. Industry, Rail . Main navigation. Interislander · Northern Explorer · Coastal Pacific · TranzAlpine. Interislander. Login. Login. Username (email address/Nautical Miles Number).
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Both ships were repainted in a new livery, with a fern replacing Pelorus Jack on the funnel – he moved to the hull with the logo. Pelorus Jack was last sighted in ; his or her fate is unknown.
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The passenger service connecting Wellington and Picton dates back toand was for many years operated by the famous Union Steamship Company of New Zealand Ltd.
This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat The trade grew and soon a second ship was delivered for the service; the similar but slightly larger, Aranui. We require this information to ensure you are parked in an appropriate location on the ship. Today, the service is still well patronised despite competition on the Wellington—Picton sea route with Bluebridge and from airlines, carrying around one million passengers andvehicles per year on 5, sailings. The ship chosen for rebuilding was the newer of the two freight ferries, Aratika, and in early she sailed for Hong Kong where she was rebuilt as a passenger ferry by the Hong Kong United Dockyard.
These first two ferries were managed and staffed by the Union Company until This delighted the loyo. ByThe Lynx took 2 hours 15 minutes to complete its journey. Retrieved 12 January The Interislader Shipyard in Denmark delivered the new Arahura in Two years later the French yard Dubigeon-Normandie delivered a second freight ferry, named Aratika.
Information on Interislander’s current Cook Strait ferries. Discounts apply for some passengers find out more. Pelorus Jack was an icon to Cook Strait travellers from through to around The weekly service continued until when the last ship in service, the Tamahine, was withdrawn.
In the days before containerisationrail freight between the islands had to be railed in a wagon to Wellington, unloaded and transferred onto interoslander ship to Picton or Lytteltonthen loaded into another wagon before being railed the rest of the way. Wellington to Picton Picton to Wellington.
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Interis,ander on past Cook Strait ferries. Aratere is a rail ferry, carrying rail wagons on the lower vehicle deck and road vehicles on the upper vehicle deck. Truck kg Covers trucks between kg in weight and 8 metres length. If you’ve booked with us before or you’re a Nautical Miles member, you can login to speed up your booking.
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In NovemberInterisander staff threatened strike action over the upcoming Christmas period, demanding better wages. Equestrian Vehicle kg Covers trucks carrying horses or other livestock between kg and kg weight and up to 8 metres in length.
Trailer All trailers less than kg. The fleet was upgraded with improved facilities and a new livery including Pelorus Jack.
Equestrian Trl kg All towed trailers and floats between kg with horses and other livestock. You need to have Interislandef enabled to use the booking functionality on this site.
In her first year of service the new vessel carriedpassengers, 46, cars andtonnes of freight. The faster Arahura reduced the time across Cook Strait by 20 minutes to three hours. The Lynx was the Interislander’s fast ferry service across Cook Strait.
The service dramatically increased efficiency – rail wagons could simply be shunted onto the ferry at Wellington, and shunted off again ,ogo Picton. Vehicles in excess of kg must be booked as a commercial vehicle and must have lashing points. The Lynx was cancelled in due to large losses.
Kaitaki and Kaiarahi do not have rail capacity, and carry road vehicles across two decks. In Decemberit was announced Stena Alegra would be chartered long-term to replace the aging Arahura. Ute Includes flat deck, extended cab and double cab utility vehicles.
New Zealand Railways were also actively promoting the carriage of freight by rail wagon and utilising one wagon for the entire journey across Cook Strait by the rail ferries. Rail transport in New Zealand Ferry transport. Caravan All towed caravans and pop-up trailers. Trailer kg All trailers between kg and kg.
Central Transportation of the USA. When the Union Company announced that the other major passenger service between the two islands was to be terminated inthe Railways board decided that the most expedient method of meeting this development was to convert one of the freight ferries into a full passenger configuration and upgrade the two older passenger ships. Please ensure that the length is correct so that we allocate sufficient space. The catering facilities were extensively improved, as were the general passenger amenities.
It is important that we know loogo are carrying horses as these cannot be safely carried in swells in excess of 3m. The Interislander operates three roll-on roll-off ferries: Aramoana took just 3 hours 20 minutes to cross Cook Strait, dramatically decreasing time between the two islands for cars and passengers – Wellington to Christchurch travel time was reduced from 11 hours on the Interisoander ferry to 9 hours by Railways ferry and road.
This meant freight could stay in the same wagon the whole journey, reducing time and money. In Aratere was significantly lengthened by adding a metre midsection to increase her capacity.
Retrieved 21 November Arahura last sailed on 29 Julyand the Stena Alegrarefurbished and renamed Kaiarahientered service in September