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

  • Of course so logical and urgent
    Deirdre 2017-05-21 13:45:00 +1200
  • Jack 2017-05-21 13:08:54 +1200
  • Giapo 2017-05-21 12:45:16 +1200
  • Why go backwards to using fossil fuels? Totally senseless move!
    Colette 2017-05-21 12:33:10 +1200
  • margaret 2017-05-21 11:47:49 +1200
  • Jay 2017-05-21 11:40:28 +1200
  • Fossil fuels are likely to be obsolete within a decade. Why pursue with fossil fuelled trains rather than clean renewable energy?
    Susan 2017-05-21 10:01:52 +1200
  • Groffrey 2017-05-21 08:53:06 +1200
  • Mark 2017-05-21 08:41:49 +1200
  • Unbelievably short sighted thinking. Sort it out.
    Jonathan 2017-05-21 07:14:30 +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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