Promenade Rebuild Continues To Attract Controversy - 'Government receives further reports of cracks in red concrete' 'Investigations are underway following reports of further cracking in the new concrete on Douglas promenade. The Isle of Man Government revealed its been notified the red concrete be…
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The following pages have recently been added or updated. Investigation Launched Into Cracked Prom Concrete 21-8-19 Horse Tramway Update 20-8-2019 Temporary Suspension Of Horse Tramway Service - Further Criticism of DOI 20-7-19 Manx Heritage Transport Festival 19-7-19 MHK ‘Doesn’t Have Confidence’in…
Horse Tramway Update
Work on the rebuild of Douglas Promenade was sufficiently complete by mid-August to allow the horse tramway service to be extended southwards to a terminus adjacent to Palace View Terrace, the point where Queens Promenade becomes Central Promenade. (Photo: M. Tattersall) Diesel powered MER works ca…
Ongoing Promenade Works Continue To Have An Impact On Horse Tramway At short notice Isle of Man Transport announced on Tuesday, July 16, that due to ongoing Promenade work, it was necessary to temporarily suspend services on the Bay Horse Tramway. Isle of Man Transport - 16 July at 10:57 TRAVEL ALE…
Isle of Man Railway’s Manx Heritage Transport Festival takes place from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th July. This annual event takes in the Manx Electric Railway, Douglas Bay Tramway, Isle of Man Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway. The full programme of events can be downloaded HERE.
‘Onchan MHK and member of the tourism section of the Department of Enterprise Rob Callister says he doesn't have confidence in Mr. Harmer on his handling of the reconstruction of Douglas promenade scheme.’ Mr Callister made his comments in an interview with Manx.Net which can be viewed HERE. Mr Cal…
‘Bill Shimmins questioned why the government had decided to keep the horse-drawn trams running during the two-year renovation project. Access to many businesses along the seafront has been severely disrupted. Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer said the government would work with firms to "mitigate…
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