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 2017-01-14 09:24:26 +1300
    Makes you wonder who is on a kickback from the Diesel Locomotive manufacturers. Otherwise it makes no sense!
  • signed via 2017-01-14 09:20:35 +1300
    Dean Scanlen
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    Henrik Stovring
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  • signed via 2017-01-14 09:00:05 +1300
    Please finish electrifying the North Island main line – there are only two short bits left to do. Please do not go backward and waste money on diesel trains. Thank you.
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    jeff miller
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    Use on-board batteries Auckland to Hamilton and Wellington to Waikanae
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    This is incredibly short-sighted!!!!
  • signed via 2017-01-14 07:02:07 +1300
    A stupid and reckless decision. Electric is cleaner and quieter. What’s happening to our “clean green NZ” ??
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    Lizzie Thomas
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