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Horse trams to continue along full promenade

East Douglas MHK brings surprise amendment

The horse trams will continue to run the full length of Douglas Promenade.

That’s after Tynwald narrowly backed a move by East Douglas MHK Chris Robertshaw.

Plans for the existing twin tracks to remain between Broadway and Summerhill were supported.

Mr Robertshaw then called for a new single tram line to be laid between the War Memorial and Sea Terminal.

In a combined vote, 17 members voted for the amendment - while 14 opposed.

Garff MHK Daphne Caine was one of those to lend her support - but described the ongoing tug-of-war over the horse trams as 'groundhog day'.

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