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Manx Transport Review No.97 - Winter/Spring 2019

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The meetings usually take the form of either a general discussion/social evening or a slide, film or video presentation. The opportunity is also taken to keep members informed on the latest developments concerning the MER and other Island transport. Local and visiting members of the Society, guests and anyone interested in transport are all welcome.

Tuesday, 9th April - 8pm
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Membership Renewals 2019/20

Full Annual Membership subscriptions (those paid by Cheque/Postal Order/Standing Order) became due for renewal on the 1st April 2019. Full and On-line subscriptions (paid via PAYPAL) fall due on the first and successive anniversaries of first joining the MERS. To renew your subscription or join the MERS by PAYPAL, click the green ‘Get Membership from Just £1 A Year’ link at the top left-hand corner of the MERS website homepage – www.mers.org.im. Alternatively, payment can be made by Cheque/Postal Order/ Standing Order by downloading a renewal form HERE. For membership enquiries and information contact the MERS at: [email protected]

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Updated 13 Mar 2019

The following pages have recently been added or updated. 2019 Manx Heritage Transport Festival, Rush Hour On The Railways & MER/SMR/Douglas Horse Tramway Seasonal Services 13-3-19 Planning Application – Temporary Horse Tramway Storage 9-3-19 New Events, New Management, Same Fantastic Views! 22-2-19…

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2019 Manx Heritage Transport Festival

Isle of Man Transport has published full details of the 2019 Manx Heritage Transport Festival which takes place between Wednesday 24th and Sunday 28th July. The full list of events can be viewed HERE. As usual, over Easter (Friday 19th – Sunday 22nd April) the Heritage Railways play host the now cu…

​Planning Application – Temporary Horse Tramway Storage

Storage For Six Horse Cars The Isle of Man Department of Infrastructure has submitted a planning application, which if approved will permit the erection of a temporary storage facility for the horse tramway on derelict land once occupied by Summerland’s car park. With completion of the new tramway…

New Events, New Management, Same Fantastic Views!

News Release from Isle of Man Transport - Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Snaefell Café and Restaurant is due to open its door on the same day as Snaefell Mountain Railway commences its operation for the season - Tuesday 26th March. The difference this year is that the café is under new management, w…

Additional Passing Place for Horse Tramway

Questions in The Keys As To Why Another Passing Loop Is Required "Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer has explained why an extra horse tram passing place features in the plans for the promenade redevelopment. In the House of Keys on Tuesday, he was asked to explain 'why a further passing place is re…


Isle of Man Transport have published full details of this year's 'Rush Hour On The Railways' event which will be held over the Easter period. The full programme can be downloaded HERE. Visit www.rail.im for Heritage Railways timetables and the full list of special events.


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