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MER trams able to run on new horse tram tracks

Infrastructure minister says the move will future-proof the line

The Manx Electric Railway will be able to run down to the Sea Terminal once the Douglas promenade refurbishment scheme is completed, according to the infrastructure minister.

The old horse tram tracks are being upgraded, so they can accommodate larger, heavier vehicles - including the trams used on the MER.

Speaking on Manx Radio's Perspective programme, Tim Baker said it's a way of future-proofing the line, in a cost-effective manner:

You can listen back to that programme in full as a podcast.

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