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5 million sought for new horse tram proposals

Mon, 11 Jul 2016


Horse trams could continue to run on Douglas Promenade for another two years - albeit on a slightly reduced route. 
 
The Department of Infrastructure is asking Tynwald to support a £5 million package whilst discussions continue about the "long-term viability" of the service. 
 
Under new plans the trams would run between Strathallan and the War Memorial - in tandem the department would begin to redevelop Loch Promenade.
 
Minister Phil Gawne says keeping them running would allow Tynwald to make a "fully informed and considered decision" based on three years of operational data. 
 
He says that's not his way of passing the buck on making the ultimate decision:

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