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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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Riding Through a Winter Wonderland
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The MARITIME INFLUENCES affecting the Island's climate spare the inhabitants from the worst rigours of climate. Views of palm trees have always adorned the pages of promotional literature, but the absence of severe frost in Winter permit Palms to flourish, is balanced by cooler Summer's, tempered b…

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Road, Rail, Sea and Air

"Prom Redevelopment Will Still Be Ongoing in March"

Work on Douglas Promenade will still be ongoing in March next year. “That's the admission from the infrastructure minister who has warned completion is still some way off. Tim Crookall has told Manx Radio work will stop over Christmas. He's also confirmed he will go back to Tynwald for funding to c…

Replacement Manx Electric Railway Sign Installed

The Manx Electric Railway sign overlooking Douglas Bay has been replaced more than a year after it was taken down. The Douglas landmark, which is located on the cliff behind the Derby Castle car sheds, was removed in October 2020 for "safety purposes" after the supporting frame became corroded. The…

​'Major Milestone as Road Construction on Douglas Prom Finishes’

"Traffic will now 'flow freely' Road construction along Douglas Promenade is now complete." "The final length of surface course has been laid this week on Central Promenade. The Department of Infrastructure claims it's a 'major milestone' and marks the end of the refurbishment scheme. All 'signific…

Seasonal Railway Positions - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Various locations across the Isle of Man Job Reference: DOI-013571 Closing Date: 12/12/2021 Salary: Detailed below in advert Department: Department of Infrastructure Hours Per week: Various About the Role We are looking for motivated individuals to provide a professional service to customers using…

‘No Date for Horse Tram Track Funding Vote’

Vote had been expected in November “The infrastructure minister is waiting to be given a date to be able to ask for funds to complete the horse tram tracks. Tim Crookall says the tramway is likely to only operate as far as Broadway when it reopens in April next year. It was previously stated that T…


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