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‘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…

Press Release From The Manx Electric Railway Society

THE HORSE TRAMS-&-THE MER A cautionary tale... The Department of Infrastructure is responsible for the reconstruction of Douglas promenade. Having assured the public at the beginning of last season that all would be made good on time it turned out that there were serious problems re-laying the prom…

‘A Big Drop In The Number Of People Travelling By Rail’

"There has been a huge drop in passenger numbers on many of the island’s heritage railways - despite significant investment in the lines. Passenger figures for 2019, which have just been released, show only the Steam Railway saw an increase - up 13% on the previous year. In contrast, single journey…

​‘Signals For Horse Trams Not In Budget’

‘Signals For Horse Trams Not In Budget’ Manx Radio – Tuesday, January 28, 2020 “An estimated £800,000 to £1 million pounds for signals on the horse tramway on Douglas Promenade has not been factored in the £25 million budget for the redevelopment. That's according to minutes from last month's strat…

'Contractors And Designers Argue Over Prom Cracks'

‘Highways Member Insists Situation Isn't Unusual’ “The politician responsible for the Island's highways believes differences of views over aspects of major projects, such as Douglas Promenade, are perfectly normal. After cracks appeared in concrete laid on Queen's promenade in the early stages of t…

“Bus And Rail Boss Back In Charge”

'Thoughts of retirement have been shunted to one side for Ian Longworth who is back in charge of public transport.' "The end of an era was prematurely declared in January last year when it was announced that Mr Longworth was stepping down from his role as director of public transport after 10 years…

Isle of Man Railways 2020 Operating Season

Isle of Man Railways has published the full 2020 timetables for the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway, Isle of Man Railway and the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway. Services on the Horse Tramway are expected to operate from Derby Castle to within the vicinity of Broadway. The Island’s Herit…

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