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

  • This decision will result in exactly the opposite outcome to the carbon reduction and greenhouse gas reduction objectives outlined in the Government’s draft Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy released in December 2016.
    Glenn 2017-02-10 10:18:42 +1300
  • Kiwi rail needs to get rid of the Muppets that have never worked on the rail and people in leading roles that can not even do their jobs and cost kiwirail money the track is in bad condition and is falling apart
    Belinda 2017-02-09 19:47:22 +1300
  • Mike 2017-02-08 20:02:31 +1300
  • Scott 2017-02-07 20:56:35 +1300
  • Edwina 2017-02-06 16:51:51 +1300
  • Edwina 2017-02-06 16:51:51 +1300
  • Leslie Titheridge
    Leslie Titheridge 2017-02-04 13:23:43 +1300
  • David 2017-02-03 09:41:16 +1300
  • Sharon 2017-02-02 21:22:58 +1300
  • jeremy 2017-02-01 19:36:16 +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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