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Horse Trams set to run for just 500 metres

They are 'absolutely' of economic value, says minister

The infrastructure minister has defended his department's decision to operate the Horse Trams, even though a single ride will last for just 500 metres.

Following delays to track laying, Ray Harmer has confirmed the heritage tramway will now run from Strathallan to Switzerland Road 'as was always anticipated'. 

According to Transport Isle of Man, the service was meant to begin its season on 25 April.

However the revised schedule says it will be running later this month, subject to the promenade works.

Mr Harmer told Manx Radio that despite the initial short section, 'it's important to keep the horse trams running':

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