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'More Space For Trams And Traffic Insists DoI'

‘The space taken up by the newly relaid horse tram tracks on Douglas promenades is wider.’ “But transport chiefs insist this won’t reduce the width of the road, and the carriageway for traffic will actually be wider in places than it was before. Some 1,000 metres of track have now been laid for the…

Manx Transport Review No.97 Winter/Spring 2019 ***OUT NOW***

Manx Transport Review No.97 Winter/Spring 2019 is being distributed FREE to Full Members of the Manx Electric Railway Society - see HOME page for membership details. It is also available from selected Island and UK bookshops, or direct from the Manx Electric Railway Society (£5.95 + £1.95 p&p) - pl…

Historic Baillie-Scott Building Under Threat Again

Bid to deregister Groudle Glen Hotel “The owner of the Groudle Glen Hotel is seeking to have the building removed from the Protected Buildings Register, only weeks after it was added. The building was registered in April by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture which claimed it had ’s…

Horse Tram Service Returns To The Promenade

Historic Service Resumes In Time For TT Festival. The 2019 Douglas Bay Horse Tramway season commenced today (Friday, May 24, 2019), one month later than originally planned. Recently refurbished saloon car No.29 which looks very smart in its red and cream livery, inaugurated a truncated service alon…

Manx Electric Railway Car Operates Along Douglas Horse Tramway

Work continues on Douglas promenade in preparation for the return of the horse trams. For quite possibly the first time in history, a Manx Electric Railway car has operated along a section of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway. Earlier this afternoon, MER works car No.34 which was operating under diesel…

CHILDREN’S AUTHOR RETURNS TO ISLE OF MAN RAILWAYS

CHILDREN’S AUTHOR RETURNS TO ISLE OF MAN RAILWAYS WITH STEAM PACKET COMPANY SUPPORT “Children at four island primary schools are to be treated to an action-packed week of railway activities this week. Well-known children’s author Chris Vine is conducting hands-on track building workshops, engineeri…

'New Brakes Mean Snaefell Trams Have Never Been Safer'

Isle of Man Newspapers - Monday, May 13, 2019 “What could have been a catastrophic runaway tram incident has been a wake-up call for the Snaefell Mountain Railway. And it has begun the 2019 season with the line safer now than it has ever been in its near 125-year history. The engineering team at th…

Horse Trams To Operate To Switzerland Road ?

'Horse Trams set to run for just 500 metres' They are 'absolutely' of economic value says minister The infrastructure minister has defended his department's decision to operate the Horse Trams, even though a single ride will last for just 500 metres. Following delays to track laying, Ray Harmer has…

Horse Trams Expected To Return In Time For TT

Laying Of Track Continues “The horse tram service along Douglas promenade is set to be up and running by mid to late May. The traditional horse tramway is currently being rebuilt as part of ongoing regeneration works to the gateway to the capital. The trams usually start running from 25 April - but…

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