Save Our Electric Trains -

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

  • Don’t go backwards go forward. DLs will cost a lot money and maintainance.
    William 2017-04-26 14:10:09 +1200
  • Anthea Grob
    Anthea 2017-04-22 17:31:11 +1200
  • Hunter 2017-04-16 02:46:21 +1200
  • Clean Green,
    Nona 2017-04-10 15:29:03 +1200
  • Brooke 2017-04-08 13:17:40 +1200
  • Rylee 2017-04-03 07:36:19 +1200
  • Jasmin 2017-04-02 18:52:52 +1200
  • Stephen 2017-03-30 18:40:55 +1300
  • I’m just trying to understand why a Government might want to switch from renewables back to fossil fuels at a time when global reports on climate change are showing that things are heading towards worst case scenario. The only reasons I can think of are greed and/or ignorance. If you could let me know why you think this is a good idea I’d be happy to listen, but I really can’t imagine an answer that you could give that is going to convince me to come around to your way of thinking. I’m happy to be proved wrong. Give it your best shot…
    stephen 2017-03-30 16:45:01 +1300
  • David 2017-03-30 13:20:49 +1300

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.

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