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Manx Transport Review No.97 - Winter/Spring 2019

***OUT NOW*** Manx Transport Review No.97 Winter/Spring 2019 is being distributed FREE to Full Members of the Manx Electric Railway Society - see HOME page for membership details. It is also available from selected Island and UK bookshops, or direct from the Manx Electric Railway Society (£5.95 + £…

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Membership Renewals 2019/20

Full Annual Membership subscriptions (those paid by Cheque/Postal Order/Standing Order) became due for renewal on the 1st April 2019. Full and On-line subscriptions (paid via PAYPAL) fall due on the first and successive anniversaries of first joining the MERS. To renew your subscription or join the MERS by PAYPAL, click the green ‘Get Membership from Just £1 A Year’ link at the top left-hand corner of the MERS website homepage – www.mers.org.im. Alternatively, payment can be made by Cheque/Postal Order/ Standing Order by downloading a renewal form HERE. For membership enquiries and information contact the MERS at: [email protected]

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Updated 18 Feb 2020

The following pages have recently been added or updated. ‘Prom Project Costs Are Within Budget Say DoI’ 18-2-20 Press Release - The Horse Tramway & the MER - A Cautionary Tale ! 5-2-20 ‘A Big Drop In The Number Of People Travelling By Rail’ 5-2-20 ‘Signals For Horse Trams Not In Budget’ 28-1-20 “Bu…

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Road, Rail, Sea and Air

‘Prom Project Costs Are Within Budget Say DoI’

“More than £6.3m has been paid so far to contractors working on the Promenade reconstruction project. And the Department of Infrastructure says expenditure is currently within original estimates. The £25m scheme has been dogged by delays and technical issues. Its original completion date of October…

Press Release From The Manx Electric Railway Society

THE HORSE TRAMS-&-THE MER A cautionary tale... The Department of Infrastructure is responsible for the reconstruction of Douglas promenade. Having assured the public at the beginning of last season that all would be made good on time it turned out that there were serious problems re-laying the prom…

‘A Big Drop In The Number Of People Travelling By Rail’

"There has been a huge drop in passenger numbers on many of the island’s heritage railways - despite significant investment in the lines. Passenger figures for 2019, which have just been released, show only the Steam Railway saw an increase - up 13% on the previous year. In contrast, single journey…

​‘Signals For Horse Trams Not In Budget’

‘Signals For Horse Trams Not In Budget’ Manx Radio – Tuesday, January 28, 2020 “An estimated £800,000 to £1 million pounds for signals on the horse tramway on Douglas Promenade has not been factored in the £25 million budget for the redevelopment. That's according to minutes from last month's strat…

'Contractors And Designers Argue Over Prom Cracks'

‘Highways Member Insists Situation Isn't Unusual’ “The politician responsible for the Island's highways believes differences of views over aspects of major projects, such as Douglas Promenade, are perfectly normal. After cracks appeared in concrete laid on Queen's promenade in the early stages of t…


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