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Coronavirus - Suspension of Heritage Railways Services

Announcement from Isle of Man Transport "To ensure the continued safety of the public and their staff Isle of Man Railways have announced all Isle of Man Heritage Railways will suspend operations from this evening (19 March). The situation will be regularly reviewed in the light of ongoing developm…

​Ramsey Transport Interchange - Questions in Tynwald

" Member for Ramsey (Mr Hooper) to ask the Minister for Infrastructure: Why the capital budget for the Ramsey transport interchange has changed in the 2020 Budget; and if he will make a statement? " Manx.Net From the start of the MER's 2017 operating season, revised arrangements at Ramsey for the s…

‘First Glimpse Of £1.5m New Horse Tram Base’

"The wraps are off on the new Douglas horse tram depot. A £1.5m project to build a replica tram shed at Strathallan is nearing completion. The hoardings have been taken down, allowing a first glimpse of the new building. It is due to be completed by the end of this month with an official opening ce…

‘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…

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