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

  • All that expense and effort to electrify the rail for nought? The economics don;t make sense!
    Rozel 2017-05-19 15:15:01 +1200
  • I don’t think it matters where we live in NZ or in the world …. this is such a crazy mad idea …..! As citizens of the world its up to us to say come on man we don’t need more dirty diesel! PEASE stick to the electric freight trains KiwiRail.
    Gina 2017-05-19 14:42:27 +1200
  • Lindsay 2017-05-19 13:51:31 +1200
  • Rose 2017-05-19 13:15:09 +1200
  • duh
    Dayle 2017-05-19 13:13:41 +1200
  • Peter Viesnik
    Peter 2017-05-19 13:12:59 +1200
  • Darrell 2017-05-19 12:53:34 +1200
  • Kate 2017-05-19 12:44:29 +1200
  • Does this government do ANYTHING with foresight?!
    Donna 2017-05-19 12:41:40 +1200
  • Sophie Perkins
    Sophie 2017-05-19 12:20:40 +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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