Save Our Electric Trains - action.greens.org.nz

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

  • Hamish 2017-05-18 19:47:31 +1200
  • I don’t mind the buying of new trains but I majorly mind buying diesel trains!
    Hana 2017-05-18 19:42:14 +1200
  • I don’t believe this is a good decision
    Solomon 2017-05-18 19:42:02 +1200
  • Alison 2017-05-18 19:00:32 +1200
  • Judy 2017-05-18 18:37:26 +1200
  • Sarah 2017-05-18 18:33:59 +1200
  • It seems like it is time for the Government and who ever it is making these decisions for their heads to roll.
    Pieter 2017-05-18 18:25:46 +1200
  • I can’t believe that we can even suggest this idea let alone follow it through and carry it out.
    we are going backwards as research shows that diesel is the dirtiest fuel next to coal and it is most damaging to our lungs. In the long run electric is the best and the initial capital outlay is worth it in the long run.
    Gail 2017-05-18 18:10:39 +1200
  • This govt needs to start listening to NZrs and think of the future, not their short term gains. They are raping and selling off our country to the highest bidder. ENOUGH.
    Elenor 2017-05-18 18:03:59 +1200
  • It is time to be changing to clean renewal energy , not to be returning backwards to dirty & expensive carbon producing fuels. This is a backwards step. Why is NZ so backwards? Come on MP’s do something about this!!!
    Lisa 2017-05-18 17:48:40 +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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