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

  • Electrified rail is a :no brainer" in N.Z, where over 85 percent of our electricity is from renewable sources.
    Stu 2017-07-17 10:27:46 +1200
  • Ben 2017-07-16 17:27:22 +1200
  • I implore Parliament to thoroughly review KiwiRails plans to replace electric trains with diesel ones in the North Island – keeping in mind the negative implications for our environment and transport systems with such a system.
    Annalisa 2017-07-16 11:10:25 +1200
  • HI ,LETS KEEP OUR ELECTRIC TRAINS WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY OF NEW ZEALAND , IT IS TIME THIS NATIONAL GOVERNMENT LOOKED AT MORE N MORE INTO IT LIKE RAIL FROM AUCKLAND AIRPORT INTO CITY PLUS TO NORTH SHORE. MOST CITIES IN THE WORLD NOW LIKE SYDNEY AUSTRALIA HAVE RAIL FROM SYDNEYS CHARLES KINGSFORD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO CITY, WHY NOT AUCKLAND, THIS NATIONAL GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO BE THROWN OUT AS OF MANY FAILURES PUBLIC TRANSPORT BEEN ONE OF THEM THERE NEEDS TO BE A GREEN PARTY IN GOVERNMENT FOR MORE RAIL E.T.C. CAUSE UNDER THIS NATIONAL GOVERNMENT IT WONT HAPPEN .LETS HAVE THAT AUCKLAND SECOND HARBOUR CROSSING WITH EITHER JUST RAIL OR RAIL N TRAFFIC. ALWAYS BEEN A GREEN PARTY SUPPORTER DO GO WITH LABOUR NOT THIS NATIONAL GOVERNMENT THIS ELECTION SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2017. YOURS PHILIP JOHN
    Philip John 2017-06-29 20:35:29 +1200
  • Blanche 2017-06-25 21:01:59 +1200
  • Shocking decision
    Liz 2017-06-25 19:26:09 +1200
  • Hamish 2017-06-24 10:38:06 +1200
  • Makes no sense to scrap the electrification of our rail but when did either National or Labour in recent times demonstrate any real commitment to a railway network. The word network in this context is now a joke.Richard Prebble an even bigger joke!!
    Drew 2017-06-15 13:28:38 +1200
  • Tanya 2017-06-15 12:54:06 +1200
  • brian Belczacki
    Brian 2017-06-14 10:22:45 +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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