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

  • Francis 2017-05-25 09:05:40 +1200
  • Come on. How thick can kiwi rail be.
    Deb 2017-05-25 03:31:37 +1200
  • Vivienne Pachoud
    Vivienne 2017-05-25 00:53:32 +1200
  • Duncan 2017-05-24 21:55:31 +1200
  • Jim 2017-05-24 20:26:24 +1200
  • Paul Leck

    electric transport is the future or it should be
    Paul 2017-05-24 19:59:10 +1200
  • Save the environment!
    Lea 2017-05-24 17:44:23 +1200
  • William 2017-05-24 17:37:36 +1200
  • Graham 2017-05-24 17:17:38 +1200
  • As a nation we need to look for what is best for our country. Electricity is much cleaner energy than diesel. Only an uneducated person would agree that diesel is the future of energy when climate change is happening. We must protect the beautiful land of New Zealand before it is to late
    Jarrod 2017-05-24 16:53:28 +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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