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MHKs to oppose shorter tramway

Minister granted freedom from CoMin line

Two Douglas MHKs say they'll oppose the latest plans to shorten the horse tram service.

Tynwald will next week be asked to approve proposals to redevelop Douglas Promenade and renew twin horse tram tracks in the centre of the prom - but only between Broadway and Summerhill.

In July, Tynwald voted for the service to run the full length of the promenade, after an amendment by South Douglas MHK, now Home Affairs Minister, Bill Malarkey.

Mr Malarkey told Manx Radio earlier he's gained approval to maintain that position as a member of the Council of Ministers.

East Douglas MHK Chris Robertshaw agrees, and hopes colleagues reaffirm that stance.

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