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Manx Transport Review No.99 - Spring/Summer 2021

Manx Transport Review No.99 Spring/Summer 2021 has just been published. News roundup from the Manx Electric Railway, Douglas Horse Tramway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and other Island transport. Historical feature articles. Full Colour - 108 pages. Copies distributed FREE to Full Members of the Manx…

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The following pages have recently been added or updated. ‘Workers Enticed Away from Prom’ 16-7-21 Mini Manx Heritage Transport Festival 15-7-21 Douglas Oval Roundabouts 'A Disaster Waiting to Happen' 30-6-21 Heritage Railway Services - July to early September 2021 25-6-21 New MER sign to be in plac…

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​‘Workers Enticed Away from Prom’

“Workers have been lured away from the beleaguered Douglas Promenade scheme by higher pay elsewhere.” ‘The problem has led to another setback for the project and the Department of Infrastructure has had to intervene. It also means the planned completion date has now moved to the end of September. I…

Mini Manx Heritage Transport Festival

EXCITING NEWS We've had high demand for our famous Manx Heritage Transport Festival this season. As a result we are excited to announce a mini version at the end of July. We hope you can join us. Please note that Steam Workshop tours and Derby Castle tours can be booked from 12:00 Tuesday 20th July…

​‘Douglas Promenade Work Delayed Again’

Project pushed back to end of September 'Work on Douglas promenade won't be completed on time and government has stepped in to carry out parts of the project. The Department of Infrastructure has confirmed the contractor has moved the completion date to the end of September. That's despite Minister…

'DoI Minister Pledges Prom Will Be Finished by August'

'Baker Asks for People to Wait Before Passing Judgement' “Douglas Promenade will be finished by the end of August. That's the pledge from the infrastructure minister who says he's been assured work is progressing to schedule. Tim Baker MHK - DoI Minister Tim Baker appeared on the Mannin Line today…

Heritage Railway Services July to early September 2021

Isle of Man Transport has published details of the service which are due to operate on the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and Isle of Man Railway from July to early September 2021. Of particular interest, evening services will operate on the MER on selected evenings throughout the…

New MER sign to be in place by 'late summer'

“Previous Structure Removed Due to Poor Condition” ‘A replacement for the Manx Electric Railway sign at Derby Castle won't be in place until late summer. It had been due this spring but the poor condition of the base and Covid restrictions delayed the work. Infrastructure officials say designs have…


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