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THE historic Glenelg tram that was to be a tourist drawcard will be confined to the railyard unless the local mayor can broker a deal between the council and TransAdelaide.
The future of the tram was put in jeopardy when Holdfast Bay Council decided to cut funding to the Glenelg to Morphettville Tourist Tram Service, which was the last remaining service for the H-Class tram, at a committee meeting last week because at $300,000 it was too expensive.
Mayor Ken Rolland said he planned to meet with TransAdelaide to discuss a partnership despite a lack of support for the project from other councillors.
"The costing was based on running it every weekend for the whole year, which we would never want to do,'' he said.
"Last year we only ran it for one season and on that occasion TransAdelaide charged us about $38,000.
"I do want to try and have a meeting with the executive of TransAdelaide...once I've done that I will present it back to council.''
A TransAdelaide spokeswoman said that organisation was not in a position to subsidise tourist services.
"A number of options are currently being explored in relation to the long-term future of the H-Class vehicles,'' she said.
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