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MHK questions decision to run horse trams

Bill Shimmins brands the service a 'sacred cow'

An MHK says he doesn’t understand why the horse trams ran along Douglas promenade this year.


Bill Shimmins made the comments during a debate about ongoing refurbishment works along the capital’s seafront.


The Middle member told the court the horse trams had been ‘prioritised’ over the interests of others, a decision which is ‘regrettable’:


Mr Shimmins suggested there’s a conflict of interest, as the Department of Infrastructure runs the horse trams, yet was also tasked with overseeing the promenade works.

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