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Manx Transport Review No.98 - Spring/Summer 2020 - Just Published

Manx Transport Review No.98 Spring/Summer 2020 was due to be printed in April 2020. The unprecedented situation concerning the Coronavirus pandemic and resultant social distancing restrictions has had an unyielding effect on everyday life, not least for the printing industry. As a result, productio…

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The following pages have recently been added or updated. Further Dates Added To MER & IMR October Services 28-9-20 MER Car No.15 pages updated 12-9-20 MER Car No.32 pages updated 12-9-20 MER & IMR Seasons Extended 12-9-20 MER car No.28 pages updated 8-9-20 Snaefell Mountain Railway pages updated 7-…

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​Further Dates Added To MER & IMR October Services

Isle of Man Transport has just published details of a further addition to the timetables operating on both the Manx Electric Railway & Isle of Man Railway for the remainder of the 2020 operating season. In addition to the October half term period, trams and trains will now operate every weekend in…

MER & IMR Seasons Extended

The operating seasons for the Manx Electric Railway and Isle of Man Railway have been extended. Services on both heritage railways are now set to draw to a close on Sunday, October 4th. For full details please visit: www.rail.im This is how Isle of Man Newspapers reported the extended operating sea…

Snaefell Railway Closure Will Cause 'Incalculable Harm'

DOI chose to "look a gift horse in the mouth " by rejecting MERS offer to underwrite a Snaefell service "A heritage railway group has accused the government of causing "incalculable harm" after it rejected financial help to run a 125th anniversary Snaefell Mountain Railway service. Manx Electric Ra…

Offer To Pay For Snaefell Mountain Railway 'Wasn't Formal' says DOI

‘Charity Had Proposed To Donate £9k For Service’ “The Snaefell Mountain Railway won't run this year, despite an offer to pay for it by a local heritage transport charity. A proposal by the Manx Electric Railway Society to give £9000 to run the service following its 150th anniversary last week (21 A…

‘Operator Wanted To Run Mountain Trams’

The Snaefell Saga Continues…….. “Isle of Man Transport has said it wanted to run the Snaefell Mountain Railway this year, but it wasn’t its decision. The decision not to open the tramway for its 125th anniversary has been criticised by supporters and politicians. To celebrate the railway’s 125th an…


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