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

  • Poppy 2017-05-19 20:18:46 +1200
  • Selma Maruscha 2017-05-19 19:46:12 +1200
  • Stay with electric
    Kathleen 2017-05-19 19:35:19 +1200
  • Marc 2017-05-19 18:16:45 +1200
  • Deirdre 2017-05-19 17:51:08 +1200
  • Kerry 2017-05-19 17:41:12 +1200
  • Bryce 2017-05-19 17:35:59 +1200
  • Low carbon is not​ no carbon. We need no carbon transport, not just low carbon.
    Chris 2017-05-19 17:15:18 +1200
  • Genevieve 2017-05-19 16:27:49 +1200
  • where is ANY National Government commitment to keeping NZ clean green. Little talk, no action, more overseas debt, the income gap gets larger, giving us lies, damn lies and statistics!
    Roy 2017-05-19 16:13:09 +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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