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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

  • Ian 2018-08-05 18:12:07 +1200
  • Who in there Right mind would replace Electric Railway Locomotive’s on the NIMT Line with Cheap Chinese made Diesel Locomotive’s ?
    A+G Price Engineering from Thames Quoted to Overhaul the Electric Loco’s and Modernize them so they Can Keep on Pulling Freight Environmently Friendly well into the Future . But sadly as Kiwi Rail has Opted for more Chinese Built DL Diesel Locomotive’s A&G Price has Closed it’s Door’s after a 120 year’s following in Hillside Workshop’s Path !
    So we had 9 years of a National Government who weren’t very Supportive of Kiwi Heavy Engineering creating Kiwi Job’s and keeping money here in NZ !
    Cheers Karl Barkley 027 5940090
    Karl 2018-08-05 09:41:27 +1200
  • More short sighted thinking
    Paul 2018-08-04 07:34:55 +1200
  • Rail is the only way to travel, and clean electric rail is the only one that will keep our country moving and meeting its international climate change objectives.
    Sereena 2018-07-06 22:49:20 +1200
  • Sally 2018-05-14 13:29:51 +1200
  • Atze 2018-05-14 01:39:46 +1200
  • Casey 2018-05-10 23:05:20 +1200
  • Wendy 2018-05-03 15:33:04 +1200
  • Lyneke 2018-04-23 12:03:55 +1200
  • Carleton 2018-04-23 12:03:21 +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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