Horse tram in City Mall

Posted on December 23, 2010 by


The Tramway Historical Society and the Central City Business Association ran a horse tram down City Mall this week. This is the second time it’s been done, in December last year it was run to open the refurbished Mall. These were the first trams on the new extension (which is still incomplete), and while the journey was short, about 2 mins each way, it showed how well trams will add to the ambience of City Mall. Horse trams were the original users of the lines from the 1880s, and they survived the steam era in use up until 1906, when the lines were electrified.

Hopefully, this will become a regular feature, even when the normal trams start running next year.