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

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

  • No way! How could this even be considered. Environment first.
    Helen 2017-05-20 15:27:34 +1200
  • Kerry Michael Owen
    Kerry 2017-05-20 15:13:57 +1200
  • Leith 2017-05-20 15:05:07 +1200
  • Stephanie 2017-05-20 15:03:10 +1200
  • Hamish 2017-05-20 14:37:57 +1200
  • Alan 2017-05-20 14:30:08 +1200
  • This is the time to be going electric all the way, not going back to diesel, wake up Parliament
    Andy 2017-05-20 14:16:52 +1200
  • Low carbon option and deminish pollution and sound by keeping them electric – it’s the right thing to do keep any transport electric! Good bye diesel
    Jasmine 2017-05-20 14:15:20 +1200
  • Cindy 2017-05-20 14:12:56 +1200
  • Go Electric Do Not Go Backwards
    Elise 2017-05-20 13:36:15 +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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