The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
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Introduction

The horse trams are a common sight on the promenade during the summer  months. Started in 1876 by Thomas Lightfoot to take advantage of the  booming tourist trade, the 3ft gauge tramway today is owned and operated  by Douglas Borough Council. It runs from the main depot at Derby Castle,  along the Promenade to the Sea Terminal. The trams run daily from mid-May  until mid-September, with many of the original fleet of cars still in use today,  and is a popular tourist attraction and tramway of important historic value. It  is the oldest surviving Horse Tramway in Britain, and the only one to have  operated continuously since its opening (with the exception of World War  II). In South Australia, a similar system also exists. There are also other  smaller horse drawn systems operating around the world. 
Celebrating 138 years on 7th August 2014

Derby Castle

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Victoria Pier

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Buy a season ticket via Douglas Borough Councils online payment page

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Single Adult £3.00 Single Child under 16 £2.00 Child under 5 with paying adult Free All day ticket Adult £5.70 Child under 16 £2.90 Child under 5 with paying adult Free Residents Ticket Douglas resident £20.00 Residents Ticket non Douglas resident £30.00 Residents Ticket Senior Citizen £18.00 Residents Ticket Child £10.00

Horsepower !

Amby

Charles

Douglas

Ian

John

Keith

Mark

Philip

Robert

Rocky

Steve

Teddy

Una

The service ran from 12th May to 14th September 2014.

Tramway Office 01624 696420

Contact

The Tramway is owned and operated by

Douglas Borough Council

Town Hall Ridgeway Street Douglas Isle of Man IM99 1AD Telephone: 01624 696300 Fax: 01624 696400 (Mon to Fri 8:45am to 5:15pm) Email: enquiries@douglas.gov.im                 Website: www.douglas.im

Horse tram

Bingo

Travel with the horses throughought the season.  Collect them all to receive a special award!!
For enquiries regarding this website Email: webmaster@douglashorsetramway.net
Tramway Stables 01624 696335