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

  • Isabelle 2019-04-26 17:06:45 +1200
    Matariki 2019-04-11 10:45:13 +1200
  • Please do not replace our electric trains with diesel
    Bernadette 2019-01-28 01:01:00 +1300
  • Let’s save this electric, low carbon infrastructure, it will be too late and too expensive to change back later.
    Michael 2018-10-25 10:14:15 +1300
  • Phoebe 2018-10-15 16:48:58 +1300
  • Kyle 2018-10-15 16:23:52 +1300
  • David stout: With the further increase of global warming expected sooner as reported by media on 09/10/18, it is imperative that the use of electric traction be maintained on the main trunk.
    David 2018-10-09 13:41:23 +1300
  • Casey 2018-09-15 17:36:07 +1200
  • Cynthia 2018-09-02 13:28:53 +1200
  • Keep the Electric Trains!!
    Matariki 2018-08-31 09:51:21 +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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