This themed cafe/restaurant, which uses two former English Electric multiple unit cars used on the Johnsonville line of the Wellington network, opened yesterday so we went along this morning to get some updated pics since our visit last year (see earlier).  It seems the development process including council permits took about 18 months, and there have been several finishing touches made since our last visit.

As well as evening functions, it is open for lunch Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12 to 3 pm; bookings are recommended.  websiteBlueTrain1


the kitchen car — with hostess Awhina and chef Alan


the driving cab has been left largely intact; but it’s not going anywhere


inside the dining car