Ian Longworth leaves his post after 13 years. “The Isle of Man’s Director of Transport has announced he will be leaving Government. The Department of Infrastructure says Ian Longworth is retiring as he has now ‘reached the traditional retirement age’. Mr. Longworth had planned to retire previously…
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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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Originally formed in 1973, the MANX ELECTRIC RAILWAY SOCIETY is a partly political organisation charged with the express purpose of protecting and promoting the retention and development of the MER and other Island tramways at a reasonable cost. It successfully campaigned for the reinstatement and…
“One of the Douglas prom horse trams became derailed under ‘controlled conditions’ while undergoing testing. This was being done to ensure the rail is installed correctly on a curved section of the track, and was being observed by the railway inspector who is currently on-island. The Department of…
“Infrastructure Minister Tim Crookall has said he is ‘more confident’ the horse trams will run this season. This follows his comments in Tynwald last week when he said he was ‘not hopeful’ it would happen. He said: ‘I’m more confident that the horse trams will run later this summer, and will provid…
The full itinerary for the 2022 Summer Transport Festival has now been released by Isle of Man Transport. Click HERE to view the programme.
‘Where’s the Money Gone? - Tim Crookall also confirmed he will need to ask for extra cash for the scheme.’
“The DoI Minister says he will come to Tynwald later this year to explain where taxpayers’ money has been spent on the prom scheme. Tim Crookall made the commitment as he also confirmed he will need to ask for extra cash to finish the over-budget and much-delayed scheme. When answering questions on…
‘A Supply Issue Means Horse Trams Probably Won't Operate This Year’ Minister Confirms Late Delivery of Points Responsible For Delay
"The Infrastructure Minister says he's "not hopeful" the horse trams will run on Douglas Promenade again this year. Tim Crookall's been answering a question in Tynwald this morning. He also plans to return to the court in June to give a total figure for the project's overspend.” This view of the Pr…
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