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Horse tram investment would bring increase in passengers says MHK

A horse tram outside the Sea Terminal in 1970 (credit: iMuseum)

Caine says extending line even further into the Sea Terminal would improve visitor experience

Re-instating the horse tram line to the end of Douglas promenade could bring the increase in passengers it needs to be a viable investment, according to one MHK.

An independent report found there is a strategic case for them to be reinstated, if the Sea Terminal was used as part of the railways' visitor facilities and formed part of a long term investment into the heritage railways.

However, it also said the financial case would need to see a very large increase in demand for the service to avoid a further rise in subvention.

Daphne Caine is a member for Garff and also chair of the Douglas Bay Tramway Heritage Trust.

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