Our Latest Print Publication

Manx Transport Review No.100 Summer 2022 - due September

Manx Transport Review No.100 Summer 2022. News roundup from the Manx Electric Railway, Douglas Horse Tramway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and other Island transport. Historical feature articles. Full Colour - 112 pages. Copies distributed FREE to Full Members of the Manx Electric Railway Society upon…

More information

View more of our printed publications

The MERS has a large back catalogue of publications dating back to 1973, covering all aspects of the Island's transport…


Full Annual Membership subscriptions (those paid by Cheque/Postal Order/Standing Order) became due for renewal on the 1st April 2022. 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, please click the ‘Get Membership from Just £1 A Year’ link at the top left-hand corner of this page. Alternatively, payment for membership applications and renewals can be made by Cheque/Postal Order/Standing Order by downloading a renewal form HERE For all membership enquires and further information, please contact the MERS Membership Secretary at: [email protected]

Take place at the Columba Club, 1 Sydney Mount, Douglas IM1 3DB.

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. Next Meeting: TBA

Recently updated pages:

Douglas Bay Tramway News & Timetables
Updated 21 Jul 2022

Service updates, timetables and details of special events for the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway, Isle of Man Railway and Douglas Bay Horse Tramway can be found HERE.

View this page


Road, Rail, Sea and Air

Manx Transport Review No.100 - Summer 2022 due September

Manx Transport Review No.100 Spring/Summer 2022 - due September. Contributions are now invited for inclusion in Manx Transport Review No.101 – topical photographs, news, observations and articles of a contemporary or historical nature, and letters for publication will all be gratefully received. If…

​Horse Tram Extension "Has to Be Balanced with Other Priorities"

DOI Minister admits Island is in a different financial situation since previous decision “The infrastructure minister has admitted the decision to extend the horse trams beyond the war memorial ‘has to be balanced with other priorities. Chris Thomas made the comments as the first tram departed the…

​Horse Trams Return to Douglas Promenade

Horse Trams returned to Douglas Promenade today, after an absence of almost three years. With the Summer Transport Festival in full swing, newly appointed DOI Minister Chris Thomas MHK, was on hand to officially open the tramway’s new depot on Strathallan Crescent. Regular readers of MTR will recal…

Minister To Give Update on Horse Trams at Ceremony

“The infrastructure minister is due to make an announcement later about the progress of the horse tram tracks and the imminent resumption of the service. It's been said in recent weeks that the horses will be back by the end of July. The heritage attraction hasn't been operational since 2019 and wi…

Summer Transport Festival 2022

A warm welcome is extended to all of those who are visiting the Island to participate in the Summer Transport Festival. The full programme of events can be found HERE: Manx Transport Review is the journal of the Manx Electric Railway Society, as well as a comprehensive round up of news and comment,…

​Repairs To MER Overhead Line Complete

Services resume on Douglas/Laxey section. “Repairs to downed tram lines between Onchan and Baldrine have now been completed. Extensive damage was done to the wire cabling when an oversized vehicle attempted to drive under them last week. Isle of Man Transport had hoped to finish repair work by Sund…


To view full articles — and join us to ensure the retention of all the Island's Tramways — JOIN NOW for just £1

FULL MEMBERSHIP is available — including free copies of the printed MANX TRANSPORT REVIEW £8

Existing Members Can Now Renew Their Subscriptions On-Line - See Top Of The Homepage For Details

Want to be a Reporter/Photographer for MERS Newslines?
Contact us for details.


Powered by Quesmedia Sites