Sunday 21st October saw the Horse Tramway’s 2018 season draw to a close, and it was also the last opportunity to see the cars in operation along the line’s current alignment prior to the full commencement of rebuilding work involving Douglas Promenade.
A number of special events took place during the course of the day to mark this historic occasion, including the return to service of heavily rebuilt saloon car No.27 which has been turned out in a blue livery similar to MER cars 7, 48 & 59. Full coverage of the day’s proceedings will appear in Manx transport Review.
Services are due to recommence on 25th April 2019, with an expected truncated line in operation between Derby Castle and Castle Mona Ave whilst the extensive work is underway. Horse Tramway operation along the full length of the promenades is scheduled to resume for 2020, although the tramway will be singled along the lengths of Harris and Loch Promenades.
Manx.Net interviewed Ian Longworth, who outlined plans for the future of the Horse Tramway.