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

  • 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
  • We need to invest in best practice rail
    Niall 2017-06-13 22:07:20 +1200
  • Thats part of our heritage
    Gail 2017-06-13 18:03:43 +1200
  • Lucy 2017-06-11 19:32:09 +1200
  • KiwiRail’s heading in the wrong direction.
    Wiremu 2017-06-11 00:04:25 +1200
  • Dane 2017-06-10 10:09:55 +1200
  • Glen 2017-06-09 12:19:00 +1200
  • This is completely crazy. Why are we condemning our beautiful country to more dependence on fossil fuels. KiwiRail get your infrastructure into the 21st century.
    Jodi 2017-06-03 12:30:10 +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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