Save Our Electric Trains - action.greens.org.nz

Save Our Electric Trains

We request that the House of Representatives review KiwiRail's decision to replace its electric freight trains with diesel locomotives.

Latest Supporters

  • Mike 2017-08-18 20:14:23 +1200
  • Ali 2017-08-18 19:27:12 +1200
  • Valeria Bonilla
    Valeria 2017-08-17 22:29:28 +1200
  • Kyle 2017-08-17 14:55:15 +1200
  • Nikita McGregor
    Nikita 2017-08-16 21:05:21 +1200
  • Long term revaluation please, this was going well with electric with less pollution. Other countries have done it, why are we going backwards?
    Sarah 2017-08-15 22:18:17 +1200
  • 1. Electric locos have fewer moving parts. Maintenance is less.
    2. Electric locos are better suited to the hilly central NZ NIMT.
    3. Fuel is locally produced.
    4. Who made this decision? Is there corruption, bribes? Why else would they do this?
    Robert 2017-08-14 14:37:40 +1200
  • Sabrina 2017-08-13 13:47:15 +1200
  • I advocate that we keep our trains as electric. I want to be breathing clean air, I want my friends and family to be breathing clean air and I want animals to be breathing clean air.

    Eletric is the future!!!!
    Tui 2017-08-12 13:37:18 +1200
  • This should be non – negotiable, but the present government wants the road transport votes, always short-sighted
    jamie 2017-08-08 10:55:53 +1200

KiwiRail’s has decided it will replace our electric freight trains in the North Island with dirty diesel trains.

That means not only more climate pollution, but ultimately a slower and more expensive rail service on the North Island that will see more freight move onto road.

At a time when New Zealand needs to be investing in low carbon infrastructure, replacing electric trains with diesel ones is the ultimate example of short-term thinking.

It's not too late to stop this going ahead. The decision has only been made in principle and it will take a number of months before the purchase new diesel trains can be signed off.

Please sign this petition asking Parliament to review KiwiRail’s decision to replace electric trains with diesel ones.

When we present this petition to Parliament our MPs will have the chance to debate this issue in select committee, including – if the select committee decides – to hear submissions, then report back to Parliament. We use this opportunity to put pressure on Kiwirail, and the Government to overturn their decision.

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