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