'The government still has not produced a report into the possibility of using the island’s rail network for commuter travel - 11 years after pledging to do so. In July 2008, Tynwald passed a resolution for the former Department of Tourism and Leisure to carry out the report and come back 12 months…
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***OUT NOW*** Manx Transport Review No.97 Winter/Spring 2019 is being distributed FREE to Full Members of the Manx Electric Railway Society - see HOME page for membership details. It is also available from selected Island and UK bookshops, or direct from the Manx Electric Railway Society (£5.95 + £…
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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, 10th December - 8pm
AGM followed by Vintage Manx Transport Cine Films
From The Ted Gray Collection
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Recently updated pages:
Updated 4 Nov 2019
The following pages have recently been added or updated. 'Rail Report On Its Way - Only 11 Years Late' 4-11-19 ‘Call For Cycle Path On MER Line Hits Buffers’ 29-10-19 MER Paddlebox Cars pages updated 27-10-19 Promenade Row Rumbles On - ''Work Had To Be Done By Election" 24-10-19 Bid To Have The Gro…
'Douglas Bay Horse Trams will be back in operation this weekend to celebrate the end of the Island’s Heritage Railways season. Horses Douglas, Torrin and William will be ready to take customers from Derby Castle to the Best Western Palace Hotel from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday 2-3 Novem…
'Infrastructure Minister says update will come after work on climate change' "Encouraging Manx workers to use the Island's railways for commuting could be included in the government's bus and rail strategy. Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer confirmed in this morning's sitting of the House of Keys…
“A call to replace one of the Manx Electric Railway’s twin lines with a cycleway and footpath has been dismissed as a non-starter. Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer rejected the suggestion on both financial and safety grounds. The proposal came from Middle MHK Bill Shimmins who asked the Minister:…
'Department of Infrastructure officers were told the promenade regeneration had to be finished by the next election, Tynwald has heard.' "The first report of the committee looking into the regeneration scheme was received at the October Tynwald sitting. Committee member Chris Robertshaw (Douglas Ea…
Adding MER Cycle Lane 'Not Financially Viable' - Shimmins' Suggestion To Reduce MER To A Single Track Dismissed
‘Infrastructure Minister dismisses calls to cut service to one track’ “Reducing the Manx Electric Railway to a single track operation would cut the service by two-thirds without reducing operating costs. That's according to the Infrastructure Minister, who was asked whether one track could be conve…
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