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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…

​“Mixed Signals on The Railways”

“Residents and holidaymakers have flocked to the island’s state-owned heritage railways since they reopened. However, the Snaefell Mountain Railway has not opened since Covid-19 forced the suspension of the lines. With the island having suppressed the virus and, with the opening of the air bridge w…

​"What More Can We Be Expected To Do?" - MERS secretary​

MERS awaits a decision from the DoI "An offer of £9,000 to run the Snaefell Mountain Railway service will be considered, but the approach "hasn't been helpful," according to the Infrastructure Minister. That offer came from the Manx Electric Railway Society, after the route was axed by the infrastr…

Snaefell Mountain Railway - Questions in Tynwald

Perhaps prompted by the recent offer from the MERS to underwrite the operation of the Snaefell Mountain Railway for a period on and around the line’s 125th anniversary, a Tynwald question paper dated August 18th includes a number of questions focusing on the Island's heritage railways. As of Monday…

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