Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Serving the Promenades and the Public since 1876
+++   2017 Season Dates - Saturday 8 April to Sunday 5 November   +++


Welcome to the Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway website where you should find everything you want to know about the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, including:
We're helping to promote the tramway to a worldwide audience. Please browse through our website pages - we hope you like what you see.

Manx Museum, Douglas (MNH/iMuseum)


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Joining Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway helps us to demonstrate tangible public support for maintaining the tram service along the full length of Douglas promenades using horse-drawn original tramcars.

Maintaining a working role for heavy horses (in our case Clydesdales and Shires) is also an important element of their equine breed conservation.


Start DateDurationEvent
10 December 2016 Until 23 December 2016 Christmas Wonderland - Old Horses' Home of Rest 
8 April 2017 Until 5 November 2017 2017 Horse Tram Season 
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Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway is an independent volunteer community group established in September 2014 to help promote and support the continued operation of the world's last remaining 19th century original horse-drawn passenger tramway, running the length of the seafront promenades of Douglas, capital of the Isle of Man, since 1876.

Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway believe that the Tramway forms an intrinsic part of the Island's heritage offering to visitors; it is an icon for both Douglas and the Isle of Man, part of the nation's identity.

Iron Pier, Douglas 1877 (MNH/iMuseum)

Friends' Noticeboard

  • New Proposals for Douglas Promenades & Horse Tramway The IoM Department of Infrastructure has published new proposals for re-development of the Douglas Promenades (and retaining only part of the Horse Tramway), to be re-considered and voted ...
    Posted 2 Dec 2016, 12:18 by Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
  • Operating Results for 2016 Season A very successful year, with significant increases in the total number of passengers carried and the overall revenue generated.-   Total passengers carried increased to 69,542 from 48,722 the ...
    Posted 21 Nov 2016, 08:49 by Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
  • 2017 Season Dates Announced Isle of Man Railways has announced that the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 2017 season will run from Saturday 8 April until Sunday 5 November. We will publish the full 2017 ...
    Posted 11 Nov 2016, 02:38 by Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
  • The Trammer - Issue 4 We are pleased to publish Issue 4 of our e-magazine 'The Trammer' to all our Friends, with highlights from the second half of the season, picture galleries and the ...
    Posted 9 Nov 2016, 01:27 by Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
  • 2016 Season Draws to a Close The 2016 Horse Tramway season drew to a close on Sunday 30th October with the final tram of the day being pulled by Mark, the oldest and smallest (and probably ...
    Posted 1 Nov 2016, 02:37 by Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
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