Save Our Electric Trains - action.greens.org.nz

Save Our Electric Trains

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.

We request that the House of Representatives review KiwiRail's decision to replace its electric freight trains with diesel locomotives.

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  • signed via 2016-12-21 13:04:01 +1300
    Changing from electric to diesel trains is one of the most stupid things I’ve heard of in a long time! What a completely backwards idea…..
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    The current government’s policies on climate disruption are laughably short-sighted. In years to come, they will be vilified – their myopic selfishness is condemning our kids to a miserable future. Epic fail.
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  • signed via 2016-12-21 12:58:16 +1300
    Diesel replacements is simply a step backwards, and not in a good way like shunting!
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    Dafydd Williams
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    Kurt Daniel Law
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    This is absolutely disgraceful. KiwiRail should be expanding its electrified network, and receiving government support to do so.