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Govt backs electric trains on main trunk line

Wednesday 31 Oct 18 9:00am

 

ELECTRIC locomotives are to stay on the main trunk line.

The move, announced by the Government yesterday, finally puts into action a pre-election promise by the Labour Party to reverse State-owned KiwiRail’s decision to replace electric engines with diesel, increasing greenhouse gas emissions by 12,000 tonnes a year.

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