Late this afternoon it was announced that agreement has been reached between Douglas Borough Council and The Isle of Man Government for the Department of Infrastructure, Public Transport Division, Heritage Railways to operate the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway for the 2016 season whilst a longer term solution is sought.
The tramway will operate form 30th April until the end of October but outside the high season this will not be daily. The dates and detailed timetable will be announced next week. There will be a number of special events around the 140thAnniversary during the Heritage Transport Festival, 27th to 31st July and on the actual day, 7th August.
In 2016 the tramway will operate the full length form the Sea Terminal to Derby Castle for the MER, however the long term plans are likely to be that the section from the Villa Marina Arcade to the Sea Terminal will be abandoned.