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Manx Transport Review No.98 - Winter/Spring 2020 ***UPDATE***

Manx Transport Review No.98 Winter/Spring 2020 was due to be printed in April 2020. The unprecedented situation concerning the Coronavirus pandemic and resultant social distancing restrictions has had an unyielding effect on everyday life, not least for the printing industry. As a result, productio…

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​Committee To Review Impact Of Horse Tram Delay On Businesses

'Deadline for submissions lunchtime today' “Those who live and work near Douglas promenade have until lunchtime to submit their views on part of the plans for the prom. It's regarding the delay to the installation of the section of the horse tram tracks between the War Memorial and the Sea Terminal…

Changes To Prom Scheme 'Will Have Cost Implications' says Tim Baker MHK

“Tram tracks will now be completed at a later date” Changing the scope of the work on Douglas promenade will have cost implications. That's according to political member with responsibility for highways, Tim Baker MHK. The Department of Infrastructure is aiming to complete the ongoing work by April…

‘DoI Says Work To Be Done In Two Phases’

MHK expresses concern about the reinstatement of tramway along Harris and Lock Promenades. A Douglas East MHK says she remains unconvinced tram tracks will be relaid for the entire length of Douglas promenade. Clare Barber also sits on a Tynwald committee which has been tasked with looking at the r…

“MHK Accuses DOI Of 'Totally Mishandling' Prom Scheme”

Tramway to stop at War Memorial and be finished 'in due course' “An MHK has accused the Department of Infrastructure of 'totally mishandling' the promenade regeneration scheme. It's after government said the horse tramway will now stop at the War Memorial, with the remainder of the line to be finis…

Horse Tram Announcement 'Incorrect'

‘A newsletter which stated the horse trams would not be continuing past the war memorial on Douglas promenade was wrong, according to the government. The update on the Douglas promenade refurbishment scheme was issued to subscribers last night and stated that the horse tram track would be ending at…


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