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

  • Danielle 2018-03-16 05:55:18 +1300
  • Doing away with electric trains is just nonsensical
    Graeme 2018-03-14 17:48:45 +1300
  • Levi 2018-03-12 10:38:13 +1300
  • Maria 2018-03-05 21:00:21 +1300
  • Ben 2018-03-03 21:56:42 +1300
  • KiwiRail is making a retrograde step if it returns to a higher “carbon infrastructure”.
    Ray 2018-02-26 14:14:40 +1300
  • James Burgess
    James 2018-02-26 09:08:32 +1300
  • Let’s go forwards not in reverse – please reconsider the proposal to update trains with diesel and keep faith with electric trains. They are the future.
    Ann 2018-02-11 18:18:45 +1300
  • Marianne 2018-02-11 11:36:55 +1300
  • Tracey 2018-01-28 21:06:43 +1300

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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