Review cost benefit of both horse trams MER

Whilst both the horse trans and MER are important for our heritage and tourism sector a cost benefit analysis should be carried to see how a service could be be privided to support heritage and tourism for the next 50 years in a more cost effective manner

The opportunity to get a cost effective one track system along the prom with perhaps stopping it at the war memorial should not be overlooked in the prom redevelopment.

We should not just listen to a number of enthusiasts who make a lot of noise but have no idea of the cost benefit and the fact that the money would be better spent on our hospital or schools.


In respect of the MER how much does the maintenance of a 2 track system cost surely a one track system would be more economical with the required passing places

Why the contribution is important

We are looking at two services that although serve a purpose from a heritage and tourist perspective are not as critical as our health and education requirements.

We most look to reduce the capital and maintenance costs of both the horse trams and MER so from a cost benefit perspective they at least look reasonable compared to the present position of just being a drain on finances


by Bigsave on May 11, 2017 at 07:10PM

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  • Posted by philiom7776 May 11, 2017 at 20:21

    This is easily answered. There is no tangible cost benefit whatsoever, although if fond of steam trains and horse drawn trams you're more than likely to list an indefinable string of unsubstantiated visitor statistics that more than show a profitability more akin to a Harry Potter book than a KPMG audit.
  • Posted by Yukiyama May 11, 2017 at 20:28

    Put these out to the voluntary sector. Self funded or private sponsor, if they bring in so many tourists then let the hotels pay for them.
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