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Rail Campaign Says Capital Connection Service Needs Urgent Fix

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 11:30 am | Save Our Trains

The Save Our Trains Campaign says unless services improve on the Capital Connection, then passengers will be driven away from using it. Save Our Trains spokesperson Dr Paul Callister is a regular user of the Capital Connection commuter service that ... More >>

Campaign Celebrates Return Of Key Passenger Rail Services

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 4:45 pm | Save Our Trains

The Save Our Trains Campaign says the return of key passenger services is a major win for the travelling public, and the first stop on the journey to rebuild passenger rail throughout New Zealand.  KiwiRail announced today the Northern Explorer ... More >>

Passenger Rail Left In Cold While Government Pours Cash Into Air New Zealand

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 11:35 am | Save Our Trains

The Save Our Trains Campaign says support needs to be given to climate friendly transport options. Save Our Trains Spokesperson Paul Callister says the recapitalization of Air New Zealand includes a major investment by the Government, which is the majority ... More >>

Fuel Crisis Can Be Helped By Passenger Rail

Tuesday, 15 March 2022, 2:13 pm | Save Our Trains

Passenger rail campaigners say the fuel crisis can be helped by the Government getting long distance passenger rail back on track. KiwiRail announced in December 2021 it was withdrawing same day scheduled long distance passenger services on both islands, ... More >>

Passenger Rail Disappears While KiwiRail Posts Operating Surplus

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 10:24 am | Save Our Trains

Advocates for passenger rail are questioning why services have been dumped while KiwiRail posts healthy and rising surpluses. KiwiRail is aiming for an operating surplus of up to $162 million for the full year to June, representing a big jump ... More >>

High Level Government Transport Conference Fails To Include Rail

Monday, 21 February 2022, 3:09 pm | Save Our Trains

The Save Our Trains campaign says a high level Government conference on decarbonising transport has a huge hole in it. The Ministry of Transport is organising an online conference with the title ‘Decarbonising the Transport System virtual conference’ ... More >>

Pressure Mounts On KiwiRail To Restore Withdrawn Auckland To Wellington Service

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 5:28 pm | Save Our Trains

Save The Trains Campaign welcomes KiwiRail’s decision to include a daily Auckland-Wellington service in an upcoming market research survey. But campaigners say New Zealand is still a long way off seeing long distance passenger trains return to the tracks. ... More >>

Campaign To Save National Rail Services Rapidly Gaining Ground

Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 10:07 am | Save Our Trains

A campaign asking the Government and KiwiRail to back the continuation of axed national passenger rail services continues to grow with more than 4,500 people signing an online petition. The Save Our Trains campaign was started in late January by members ... More >>