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Crookhall Returns as DOI Minister

"Tim Crookall is to return to his role as Infrastructure Minister. The Glenfaba and Peel MHK was moved from the role to Enterprise Minister last summer, before resigning just over a month later. He's replacing his replacement, Chris Thomas, who was sacked in July. Mr Crookall will also be continuin…

​Manx Electric Railway 130th Anniversary

The Manx Electric Railway 'notches up' a very significant anniversary tomorrow (September 7th), as 130 years to the day, the first section of the pioneering electric tramway opened to Groudle, some 2 ½ miles north of Douglas. Subsequent extensions were built to Laxey and Ramsey, which opened in 189…


Against a backdrop of 1990s recession and calls to curtail government expenditure, Alan Corlett and a small team located in the Island’s Transport office armed only with a tiny budget, showed what can be done to dramatically increase passenger numbers on the Island’s railways. This was achieved ind…

Heritage Railways Add 'Tremendous Value'

Consultation on future of railways closes today. “It's your last chance to share your thoughts on the future of the Island's heritage railways. A consultation as part of an economic assessment of the railways closes today. The consultation aims to develop an understanding of those who use the railw…


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