The Government's decision to buy locomotives designed and
manufactured in China is a "debacle", Dunedin South MP Clare
More than one in every five South Island jobs at KiwiRail's
infrastructure and engineering division is likely to go, the
state-owned enterprise has confirmed.
Dunedin South MP Clare Curran says she still has questions
about KiwiRail's faulty Chinese-made locomotives, despite
receiving some answers in Parliament yesterday.
Kiwirail's 45 infrastructure and engineering staff in Dunedin
are yet to be told whether their jobs will remain, as the
state-owned enterprise considers cutting up to 220 jobs by
Dunedin South Labour MP Clare Curran has come out swinging
today after news that the brakes on 500 Chinese-built freight
wagons ordered by KiwiRail had to be replaced before they
could hit the tracks last year.
Kiwirail is considering expressions of interest for the
purchase of Dunedin's Hillside Workshops.
Kiwirail is planning to undertake maintenance along the rail
line between Milburn and Milton, picking up, cleaning and
re-depositing ballast (rail formation material) in the next
KiwiRail has asked the Otago Regional Transport Committee to
be involved in a feasibility study for freighting logs by
rail rather than road.
Dunedin's city leaders have officially put up a unified front
to do whatever it takes to smoothly roll through the sale of
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