We will fast track light rail to Newtown and the Airport, help deliver a fully electric bus fleet, and make Wellington safe for cycling.

Wellington is at a crossroads. Our population is growing, our buses are at capacity, and traffic is getting worse. Wider motorways and more flyovers will bring more traffic into the city. The Green Party has a different vision, where people have real choices about how to travel, high capacity, modern public transport allows thousands more people to access the city centre, and more space is provided for people to walk and cycle safely.

Make it affordable: the Green Card

  • free buses and trains, all the time, for everyone under the age of 19
  • free off-peak buses and trains for tertiary students and apprentices
  • free off-peak buses and trains for people living with a disability
  • continuing the SuperGold Card for people over 65.

A major part of Wellington’s morning traffic is made up of the morning school run. Getting more kids on buses and trains will help free up the roads for everyone else. Students and parents will have one less cost to worry about.

See more about free public transport in Our Transport Plan.

Make light rail happen

  • by 2025 light rail from the train station to Newtown
  • by 2027 light rail extended to Kilbirnie and the airport
  • commission a scoping study to extend light rail routes to Miramar, Island Bay, and rail into Lower Hutt.

Make buses cleaner and cycling safer

  • support councils to deliver a fully electric bus system, by 2030
  • invest $30m - $50 million to help retain and improve trolley buses and infrastructure
  • $135 million over 10 years to help councils to build safe city-wide cycling networks, including the Wellington to Hutt Valley cycleway.

Regional rail improvements

  • Commit to funding the Capital Connection commuter service to Palmerston North
  • Improve services on the Wairarapa line by providing consistent funding and double tracking the line between Trentham and Upper Hutt.

The Green Party’s Wellington transport plan can be fully funded by re-prioritising existing spending away from low-value and non-urgent transport projects.

Read about our other transport policies:

 


Transport initiatives are a key focus of our Confidence and Supply Agreement. Our Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter is working hard in this area, particularly in promoting rail and walking and cyling projects.

DOWNLOAD FULL POLICY

Latest Climate Change Announcements

Story

New Zealand first in the world to require climate risk reporting

New Zealand will be the first country in the world to require the financial sector to report on climate risks, the Minister for Climate Change Jame...
Read More

Story

Greens unveil $297m fund to support sustainable food and farming

The Green Party has released its Farming for the Future Plan, including a $297m fund to support farmers and growers to transition to climate-friend...
Read More

Farming For The Future

Here in Aotearoa, we can have a thriving and sustainable farming sector that is good for farmers, good for people, and good for the planet. By maki...
Read More

Petition

Supporting farmers to be part of the solution

Our farmers are already leading the way toward climate-friendly agriculture - but governments must support them to go further, faster.   The Green ...
SIGN ON

Story

Labour’s energy policy shows progress, but more action needed to protect the planet

The Green Party says Labour’s energy policy is a step in the right direction, but the Greens would go further and faster to meaningfully tackle the...
Read More

Story

Low-emissions options for heavy transport a step closer

Getting low-emission trucks on the road is a step closer with investment in infrastructure to support hydrogen vehicles, the Energy and Resources M...
Read More

Latest Transport Announcements

Story

Greens announce bold transport plan for Auckland to tackle climate change and congestion

The Green Party has today outlined a major transport plan for Auckland including new investments in light rail, busways, an expansion of regional r...
Read More

Story

Greens announce bold transport plan for Wellington to tackle climate change and congestion

The Green Party has today outlined a major transport plan for Wellington including investments in light rail, an expansion of regional passenger ra...
Read More

Story

Greens announce bold transport plan for Christchurch to tackle climate change and congestion

The Green Party has today outlined a major transport plan for Christchurch including new investments in commuter rail, a high frequency bus service...
Read More

Story

Greens announce bold plan to ensure NZ transport tackles climate change

The Green Party will transform how New Zealanders get around to address the climate crisis, with a comprehensive climate-focused transport package. 
Read More

Future of Transport

We know we are running out of time to address the climate crisis, and our Future of Transport Plan goes a long way to ensuring that we're doing our...
Read More

Auckland’s Transport Future

As our biggest city, with well-known transport issues, it’s crucial we act now and ensure people living in Auckland can get where they need to; no ...
FIND OUT MORE

Latest Wellington Issues Announcements

Wellington's Transport Future

Congestion Free Wellington   Our Future of Transport Plan includes a comprehensive plan to really get Wellington moving, while reducing our depend...
FIND OUT MORE

Story

Healthy, affordable homes a Green Party priority for Wellington

The Green Party would push to ensure everyone in Wellington has a warm, safe and affordable place to live as part of the next Government.
Read More

Story

Hutt Road cycle path officially opened

Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter today officially opened a separated pathway, following the completion of the Kaiwharawhara Stream...
Read More

Story

Wellington Council housing plan a hint of things to come

The Green Party has today welcomed Wellington City Council’s proposed social and affordable housing plan as an example of how to help solve the hou...
Read More

Story

Rail line could run from capital to north of Waikanae

The Green Party would look at extending the electric rail line and commuter trains north of Waikanae to improve access to Wellington and relieve co...
Read More

Story

Wellington businesses need earthquake support

A Government support package for earthquake-affected Wellington businesses is absolutely vital, the Green Party said today. More than 100 small and...
Read More