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Cutbacks won't affect railways says Cretney

Wed, 16 Feb 2011


The Minister for Community, Culture and Leisure is making reassurances over the future of the Island's heritage railways.

Despite looming redundancies, David Cretney says there's no question of closing them.

He says they're the Island's major tourist attraction and are loved across the world.

There have been worries about the future of the electric trams and Steam Trains following the news of the potential job losses.

This track worker believes the positions under threat are vital for the running of the railways.[Play audio file below]

But Mr Cretney says it's not certain how many posts will go and any redundancies will be a last resort. [play audio file below]

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