Mozambique buys rail carriages from New Zealand

25 August 2017

The 17 diesel-powered ADK/ADB rail carriages sold by New Zealand’s Auckland Transport to Mozambique are being prepared to be placed on a ship to be transported to their destination, Radio New Zealand reported.

The carriages, which were replaced in 2014 by others powered by electricity, were sold about two years ago, when the Mozambican government agreed to purchase and paid the respective deposit.

Radio New Zealand said the delay in sending the carriages was due to the instability experienced in Mozambique.

The 17 carriages are part of a fleet acquired second hand from the city of Perth, Australia, in 1993, to be used for urban transport in Auckland.

Auckland Transport, which is looking for buyers for 110 other carriages of the same model, did not disclose the price paid by Mozambique. (macauhub)