11 Jun 2020

KiwiRail buys more troublesome Chinese-made engines

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 11 June 2020

KiwiRail says it has no choice but to buy more Chinese made diesel locomotives even though they've been troublesome and unreliable for more than a decade.

The corporation says it needs another 10 of the DL-class engines to cope with increasing freight volumes in the North Island, Catherine Hutton reports.