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First Day Of The MER’s 2018 Seasonal Service - New Shelter For Ramsey

Services on the Manx Electric Railway commenced today (13-3-18) with cars operating to Timetable B, which offers six return journeys from Douglas to Ramsey, with an additional return short working to Laxey. The season ends on Sunday, November 4th. Cars 7, 19 & 21 along with trailers 41, 44 & 48 hav…

Promenade Redevelopment Gains Planning Consent

“Planning consent has been approved for the redevelopment of Douglas promenades. The Department of Infrastructure only submitted its planning application for the reconstruction of Loch and Harris Promenades (18/00003/B) in January. And now it’s been approved by the planning department, allowing wor…

Snaefell Mountain Railway Is Under Formal Prohibition Notice

“Services on the Snaefell Mountain Railway are subject to a formal prohibition notice, the Manx Independent has learned." "A Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate investigation is still underway into a runaway tram incident in August when car no.2 lost power to its brakes after leaving the summit…

'Decision To Buy Diesel 'Flawed'

Alternative Not Up To The Task 'A diesel locomotive bought to help with work on the Island's heritage railways was a failure on 'a number of fronts', according to Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer. The £400,000 train has been beset with a series of breakdowns since it was purchased in 2014 - and i…

"Tram Safety Is Key But No Failsafe Brakes Yet"

"Failsafe brakes will not be fitted to Snaefell Mountain Railway tramcars before the start of the season, it’s been confirmed. An accident investigation is continuing into last summer’s runaway tram incident when car no.2 lost power to its brakes and careered out of control across the Bungalow road…

Rush Hour On The Railways

Isle of Man Transport have now published full details concerning their annual Rush Hour On The Railways event, which this year is being held from Friday 30th March until Monday 2nd April. Full details can be viewed HERE.


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