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Minister claims private hire bookings not affecting normal bus services

Driver shortage leads to cancellations

The infrastructure minister insists private hire bookings are not having an impact on staffing issues for Isle of Man Transport.

More than a hundred journeys have been cancelled since the weekend, with the division short of nine drivers.

Some buses have been seen going to and from cruise ships in that time.

Tim Crookall says they're obliged to service visitors who've booked in advance, and to not turn up would be 'very poor':

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