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MHK Seeking Answers on Future of Horse Trams’

“A Douglas MHK wants to know when the horse trams will be reinstated along the entire length of the promenade - and what's happened to the length of track already purchased. David Ashford wants to know when the Tynwald resolution will be fulfilled, and has tabled for the following questions for tom…

Plans To Re-Instate Horse Tram Tracks Not 'Abandoned'

“The infrastructure minister has refuted suggestions that his department has abandoned plans to restore the horse tram tracks along Douglas Promenade. The horse tram service doesn't currently run between Broadway and the Sea Terminal. Tim Crookall was responding to a question from Rushen MHK Juan W…

“Newly Qualified Farrier 'Jumped at Chance' Of Training On-Island”

“A newly qualified farrier has told Manx Radio he ‘jumped at the chance’ of completing his training on Island. Luke Collison has undertaken a four-year ‘on the job apprenticeship’ with the Douglas Bay Horse Tram Service. He’s responsible for looking after the horses' hoofs – a profession which comb…

“Questions About Tramway Building's Future in Tynwald”

“What does the future hold for a Department of Infrastructure building in Douglas? That's the question Garff MHK Daphne Caine will put to minister Tim Crookall in Tynwald this week. When the court sits on Tuesday, she'll ask Mr Crookall to publish a surveyor's report on Tramway Terrace. She also wa…

“Mystery Planning Application For Horse Tram Depot”

“Proposed changes at the tramway office in Douglas remain shrouded in mystery after a planning application last week. On the government's planning website, an application was lodged for the building on Strathallan Crescent in Douglas. The application can be viewed HERE. The application for a change…

‘Works to Renew Section of MER to be Complete By End of February’

Major track renewals are taking place between Halfway and Eskadale. “Works to renew a section of the Manx Electric Railway track near to Groudle are said to be progressing well with the line 'on track' to be finished by the end of the month. Six-hundred metres of track has been replaced, and work h…

“Island at risk of being turned into 'Victorian theme park' says MHK”

“A Middle MHK says the Isle of Man is at risk of being turned into a ‘Victorian theme park’. Stu Peters, who is a political member of the Department of Infrastructure, has told Manx Radio he believes Tramway Terrace on Douglas Promenade should be demolished and replaced. The building, which was ere…

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