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Press Release from the Manx Electric Railway Society

CUTTING THE LINES: 'THE BITCH THAT BORE HIM IS IN HEAT AGAIN' - Bertolt Brecht It began last week when Bill Shimmins, a rarely vocal MHK decided to criticise the “regrettable” decision to prioritise the running of the horse trams during the reconstruction of Douglas promenade. It will be recalled t…

‘Walk And Cycle Route Next To MER Lines?’

Middle MHK Tables Question For The Keys “The Manx Electric Railway will be discussed when the House of Keys returns from its summer recess next week. Middle MHK Bill Shimmins wants to know what thought has been given to changing the railway to a single-track set up and then using the extra space to…

‘MHK for Middle Questions Decision To Run Horse Trams’

Bill Shimmins Brands The Service A 'Sacred Cow' “An MHK says he doesn’t understand why the horse trams ran along Douglas promenade this year. Bill Shimmins made the comments during a debate about ongoing refurbishment works along the capital’s seafront. The Middle member told the court the horse tr…

Promenade Latest "We Wanted To Minimise Disruption"

‘Douglas Promenade Works Expected To Be Completed In April 2021’ “The infrastructure minister has conceded that disruption caused by the ongoing refurbishment works along Douglas promenade was inevitable. Ray Harmer's department is now estimating the project will be completed in April 2021. He came…

‘Rising Costs Lead To Ramsey Transport Hub Rethink’

‘Infrastructure Minister says revised plans needed’ “Spiralling costs has made the original plans for a substantial transport hub in Ramsey unfeasible. The concept was floated three years ago, centred on the tram and bus stations. Ramsey MHK Lawrie Hooper sought an update on progress at this month'…

'Options For Ramsey Transport Interchange Considered'

‘Infrastructure Minister Expects A Concluded Review In Coming Months’ “The infrastructure minister is narrowing down options for a proposed Ramsey Transport Interchange. The statement came following a question in Tynwald this morning from the town's MHK Lawrie Hooper. DoI Minister Ray Harmer says t…

Ramsey Interchange - Questions In Tynwald This Week

'Town's MHK wants to know what progress has been made.' "An update on the development of a 'Ramsey interchange' is being sought by the town's MHK. Lawrie Hooper is asking the infrastructure minister Ray Harmer what progress is being made. It's to be discussed in Tynwald on Tuesday.Mr Hooper says it…

Manx Electric Railway ***UPDATE from Isle of Man Transport***

MER Service to Ramsey resumed on Friday 4th October. UPDATE from Isle of Man Transport - October 3, 2019 "Due to flood damage on the Manx Electric Railway line North of Laxey services will only run between Laxey and Derby Castle as per timetable until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenie…

Severe Flooding Hits Laxey - Mountain Road Closed

'Major Flooding Incident Declared At Laxey' "Coastguard helicopter being called in. Police have declared a major incident in Laxey this morning. They say severe flooding has led to reports of people being trapped in houses in the Glen Road area, where the power to 150 properties has been turned off…

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