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Manx Transport Review No.96 - Spring/Summer 2018

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The following pages have recently been added or updated. Transport Hub For Ramsey 21-9-18 Heritage Railways Services Suspended 19-9-18 Bulkhead Trailer No.54 Receives Attention 19-9-18 Douglas Prom Works Due To Commence on Monday 17th September 13-9-18 The Launch of 'Ratchet' car No.14 3-9-18 MER 1…

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Transport Hub For Ramsey ?

"A public transport hub in the centre of Ramsey is crucial, an MHK believes." "Dr Alex Allinson said: ’As a previous commissioner and now an MHK, I am keen that public transport links to the north of the island are improved.’ Replacing the bus station on a different site would also free up land for…

Manx Transport Review No.97

The Journal of the Manx Electric Railway Society Work is now underway on the compilation of Manx Transport Review No.97, for which contributions would be gratefully received. Anybody willing to contribute news, photographs and articles is invited to contact us at: Email: [email protected] or by…

Heritage Railways Services Suspended

Due to the current weather conditions, services on the Manx Electric Railway, Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Isle of Man Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway are suspended. For further information and updates please visit www.rail.im

Douglas Prom Works Due To Commence on Monday 17th September

DATE IN STONE FOR REGENERATION "The long-awaited makeover of Douglas Promenade will finally get underway on Monday, 17 September. Plans to transform what is often called the 'gateway to the Island' have been in the pipeline since at least 2011, when the first public consultation on regeneration was…

The Launch of 'Ratchet' car No.14

The once derelict 1898 built ‘Ratchet’ car No.14 returned to service today, it is a supreme example of a museum standard restoration; the result of efforts by paid staff and volunteers over a period of some three years. The relaunch of car 14 at Derby Castle this morning with a return trip to Laxey…

PRESS RELEASE - MER 125th Anniversary Celebrations

Next week sees the start of the Manx Electric Railways 125th Anniversary which promises to be a rollercoaster of events. The week long festival kicks off with a 125th Birthday party being held at Laxey MER station on the 2nd September starting at 10:00am. The party is free to attend with the live e…


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