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Transport - Rail Freight

ACT The Liberal Party Rodney Hide

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Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Jeanette Fitzsimons

Encourage heavy freight to be transported by rail and develop 'land port' facilities to minimise heavy truck movements in urban areas and facilitate road-rail log transfer
Encourage heavy freight to be transported by rail and develop 'land port' facilities to minimise heavy truck movements in urban areas and facilitate road-rail log transfer
Support integrated electrification of the North Island Main Trunk Line, including suburban services in both Auckland and Wellington
Continue to work for the development of a transportation system that reduces the emissions of greenhouse gases by moving freight from trucks to rail and coastal shipping where possible, and personal transport from cars to public transport, cycling, car pooling and walking

New Zealand Labour Party Hon Annette King

Take responsibility for upgrading Auckland's rail track and signalling, including the western line, the Newmarket junction and the proposed Manukau link leaving the region free to invest in rolling stock, stations and interchange facilities
Ensure all costs recovered from rail operators are used to further develop and maintain the network
Encourage the carrying of more freight by rail, in order to reduce traffic volumes, emissions and congestion on or from the roading network
Work with rail heritage operators to assist them in maintaining and developing their operations on the rail network

Maori Party Hone Harawira  
National Party of New Zealand Hon Maurice Williamson

Retain the rail track network

New Zealand First Peter Brown

Ensuring that New Zealand Railways Corporation receives adequate funding to fulfil its functions
Ensuring that the tracks are never able to be on-sold again
Providing incentives for cargo movers to direct more of their freight to rail or coastal shipping by introducing a Rail Freight Grant scheme that will allow expansion of the network
Ensuring that funding for rail safety standards is maintained at an adequate level

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Hon Peter Dunne

Investigate the possibility of introducing competition to the rail network
Promote barging and coastal shipping services where economically viable as an alternative to land-based freight movement

You can find the policy positions of more parties by checking these websites.
Alliance New Zealand
Democrats for Social Credit
Direct Democracy Party
Libertarianz
The Republic Party of New Zealand

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