On Air Mannin Line Andy Wint | Noon - 1:00pm

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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