A replacement train is on track to return to Tāhunanui but we need your help to choo-choose what it might look like!

The Nelson Lions Club, which helped to build the original train, have since been working on coming up with an idea for a suitable replacement, and are now ready to hear what the community think of their plans.

Paul Milne, President Nelson Lions Club says a plan for a new, upgraded train is in the works, this time, made of wood.

The timber has been donated by Mitre 10, and the Waimea Menz Shed will be building the train. So, what we do know is that it will be wooden, but we are looking to the children of Nelson to help us decide what the train will look like for future generations.

Installation of the new-look train is expected to take place in September. Prior to this, Council will be preparing the ground and installing a new concrete footing. The train's cost has been funded mainly by the Lions, but Council will contribute $3000.

Tahunanui Primary designs

Mayor Nick and Councillor Hodgson visited Tahunanui Primary to ask the tamariki what they would like to see in the new Tahunanui Train.

Mayor Nick and Coucillor Hodgson surrounded by children and their drawings of trains.