Tranz Metro service from Upper Hutt to Masterton is at the edge of the urban area climbing towards Rimutaka Tunnel (at 8.5Km NZ's second longest.)
Mixed manifest train from Wellington to Auckland emerges from Tawa 2 tunnel, the longest on the Main Trunk at over 4Km long. NZ's capital abounds in tunnels on both rail and road routes.
Mixed manifest train from Palmerston North to Napier passes through Woodville station. This is a junction with a ballon loop for trains to access the Wairarapa line to Wellington via the Rimutaka ... (more)
Empty milk service E39 trundles through rural South Taranaki on its way south.