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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. MER Board Green Livery 25-3-20 Ramsey Transport Interchange 19-3-20 Coronavirus - Suspension of Heritage Railways Services 19-3-20 ‘First Glimpse Of £1.5m New Horse Tram Base’ 5-3-20 MER Trailer No.54 pages UPDATED 4-3-20 ‘Prom Project Costs…

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'Pause Is Put On Prom Scheme'

Douglas Promenade Latest "The halt on all construction works as part of government measures to control coronavirus has led to the Promenade project being put on pause too. Chief Minister Howard Quayle announced last week a stop on all non-essential construction work. This includes the £25m Promenad…

Ramsey Station Vandalised

'The Ramsey terminus of the MER has been targeted by vandals who damaged the fencing and a sign post.' "Officers investigating the damaged believe it happened on Thursday, March 5. Anyone who saw anything or can assist officers with enquiries, is asked to call 631212 quoting the reference number 97…

Coronavirus - Suspension of Heritage Railways Services

Announcement from Isle of Man Transport "To ensure the continued safety of the public and their staff Isle of Man Railways have announced all Isle of Man Heritage Railways will suspend operations from this evening (19 March). The situation will be regularly reviewed in the light of ongoing developm…

​Ramsey Transport Interchange - Questions in Tynwald

" Member for Ramsey (Mr Hooper) to ask the Minister for Infrastructure: Why the capital budget for the Ramsey transport interchange has changed in the 2020 Budget; and if he will make a statement? " Manx.Net From the start of the MER's 2017 operating season, revised arrangements at Ramsey for the s…

‘First Glimpse Of £1.5m New Horse Tram Base’

"The wraps are off on the new Douglas horse tram depot. A £1.5m project to build a replica tram shed at Strathallan is nearing completion. The hoardings have been taken down, allowing a first glimpse of the new building. It is due to be completed by the end of this month with an official opening ce…

‘Prom Project Costs Are Within Budget Say DoI’

“More than £6.3m has been paid so far to contractors working on the Promenade reconstruction project. And the Department of Infrastructure says expenditure is currently within original estimates. The £25m scheme has been dogged by delays and technical issues. Its original completion date of October…


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