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Taxpayers' £200k tram rails bill revealed

A Freedom of Information request in the UK's revealed rails for a failed tram plan on Merseyside were sold to the Manx government for more than £200,000.

The Liverpool Echo says 700 rails were snapped up by Island taxpayers at a fraction of what they'd cost Merseyrail when the scheme was dropped in 2015.

Merseytram would have connect the city centre to Kirkby but the plan was abandoned more than a decade after the UK government approved it in 2002.

The newspaper's FOI request revealed on average, each steel rail cost the Isle of Man £285.

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