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'Rail Report On Its Way - Only 11 Years Late'

'The government still has not produced a report into the possibility of using the island’s rail network for commuter travel - 11 years after pledging to do so. In July 2008, Tynwald passed a resolution for the former Department of Tourism and Leisure to carry out the report and come back 12 months…

'Douglas Bay Horse Trams Return For The Weekend'

'Douglas Bay Horse Trams will be back in operation this weekend to celebrate the end of the Island’s Heritage Railways season. Horses Douglas, Torrin and William will be ready to take customers from Derby Castle to the Best Western Palace Hotel from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday 2-3 Novem…

‘Commuter Trains To Be Considered With Bus And Rail Strategy’

'Infrastructure Minister says update will come after work on climate change' "Encouraging Manx workers to use the Island's railways for commuting could be included in the government's bus and rail strategy. Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer confirmed in this morning's sitting of the House of Keys…

‘Call For Cycle Path On MER Line Hits Buffers’

“A call to replace one of the Manx Electric Railway’s twin lines with a cycleway and footpath has been dismissed as a non-starter. Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer rejected the suggestion on both financial and safety grounds. The proposal came from Middle MHK Bill Shimmins who asked the Minister:…

Promenade Row Rumbles On - ''Work Had To Be Done By Election"

'Department of Infrastructure officers were told the promenade regeneration had to be finished by the next election, Tynwald has heard.' "The first report of the committee looking into the regeneration scheme was received at the October Tynwald sitting. Committee member Chris Robertshaw (Douglas Ea…

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…

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