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Rates would have risen considerably with horse trams

Council leader says ratepayers would have face extra costs

The leader of Douglas Council says rates in the capital would have increased significantly if the corporation had decided to continue running the horse trams.

Douglas Corporation recently said it was no longer 'financially viable' to continue operating the 140 year-old service.

A working party has been set up to see if the service can be retained in one form or another.

David Christian, who is on that body, says ratepayers have enough to contend with without the extra horse tram costs.

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