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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

  • Jane 2017-05-20 09:56:01 +1200
  • Keep it green and keep it pure
    Laura 2017-05-20 06:02:40 +1200
    Kris 2017-05-19 23:31:58 +1200
  • Oh great rulers please be wise – go with the power of the sun!
    greg 2017-05-19 23:03:04 +1200
  • The government’s mandate ìs to reduce carbon emissions. Re-introducing diesel locomotives does not support this. The operational activities of Kiwi Rail should take into consideration the wider issues to NZ.
    John 2017-05-19 22:50:27 +1200
  • Surely electricity has more future than continuing to burn diesel
    Roger 2017-05-19 22:33:52 +1200
  • Paul 2017-05-19 21:58:32 +1200
  • 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

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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