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Manx Transport Review No.97 - Winter/Spring 2019

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The following pages have recently been added or updated. Horse Tramway Season To Commence On Time ? 18-4-19 SMR Season Gets Underway 30-3-19 First Tram Lines Laid On Douglas Prom 29-3-19 2019 Manx Heritage Transport Festival, Rush Hour On The Railways & MER/SMR/Douglas Horse Tramway Seasonal Servic…

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Horse Tramway Season To Commence On Time ?

Start date of 25th April 'Provisonal' ‘It's unclear whether the horse trams will start running on time for the beginning of the summer season. The annual service is set to begin on 25 April, a week today. The first tracks were laid, as part of ongoing regeneration works on Douglas promenade, three…

SMR Season Gets Underway

Trams Equipped With New Failsafe Brakes "Passenger services have resumed on the Snaefell Mountain Railway for the 2019 season - just a week after an accident report into a potential catastrophic accident was released. The line began operating on Tuesday with two trams that have been fitted with new…


Four Weeks Until Horse Trams Are Due To Run “The first new horse tram lines have been laid on Douglas promenade. The old lines have been ripped out as part of the ongoing promenade regeneration scheme. The new lines have gone down at the Strathallan end of the prom, just four weeks before the servi…

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…


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