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Minister defends reliability of diesel train

It’s unlikely a contaminated fuel supply in the Island's new diesel train is down to foul play.


So says the Infrastructure Minister after problems with the £400,000 locomotive.


Phil Gawne this week defended its reliability after a series of breakdowns and unexpected boiler failures.


Bought by the former Department of Community, Culture and Leisure 15 months ago, Onchan MHK Peter Karran this week labelled it a 'disastrous purchase'.


Mr Gawne dismissed suggestions the fuel problem was caused maliciously.


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