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SMR SAFETY – QUESTIONS IN TYNWALD

BBC News Reports “A trouble-hit vintage railway on the Isle of Man saw 95 "safety issues" over the past three years, new figures have revealed. "The Snaefell Mountain Railway, which joins Laxey village with the summit of Snaefell, is currently closed amid a health and safety inquiry. The Manx infra…

PROBLEMS ON THE ISLE OF MAN RAILWAY NOW!

With services on the Manx Electric Railway & Snaefell Mountain Railway currently at a standstill, not to be left out the Isle of Man Railway is now also experiencing problems. Due to a lack of serviceable locomotives, a reduced service on the Port Erin line becomes effective as from Thursday 19th O…

STORM HALTS MER ***UPDATE***

Services on the Manx Electric Railway were suspended on the 17th October 2017 following the storm which hit the Island during the previous evening. Services are expected to resume on Wednesday 18th. For further information and updates visit Isle of Man Transport's website. As of Wednesday 18th Octo…

WAS THE SMR's VICTORIAN ENGINEERING UP TO THE JOB?

Regular correspondent Marmaduke of Douglas has kindly provided the following thoughts and a possible solution to the problems currently being faced by the Snaefell Mountain Railway. There seems to be a body of opinion that the Victorian engineering on the Snaefell Mountain Railway cannot cope with…

"RAILWAY SAFETY TAKEN SERIOUSLY, SAYS CHIEF MINISTER'

The Chief Minister says calling a halt to services on the Snaefell Mountain Railway shows how seriously government has taken the safety issues. "Howard Quayle MHK says the incident involving a tram rolling down the hill with passengers on board earlier this year highlights the challenges of operati…

WAS THERE ANOTHER RUNAWAY TRAM ON SNAEFELL ?

Isle of Man Examiner - 3rd October 2017 “Last month’s runaway tram incident on the Snaefell Mountain Railway, in which passengers endured a terrifying descent from the summit, may not have been the first. The Manx Electric Railway Society has uncovered a passenger’s account on TripAdvisor from June…

'Urgent Changes Are Needed To Veteran Trams'

’Passenger safety must come first’ "Passengers who were on board the tram that ran away out of control down Snaefell mountain have welcomed the suspension of services. Public transport chiefs say they ’reluctantly’ decided last week to suspend operations indefinitely, given the ’nature and urgency’…

MER 125th Anniversary Commemorative Stamps

The Isle of Man Post Office is calling all Manx Electric Railway enthusiasts. In 2018 they want to produce a stamp issue celebrating 125 years of this great service and they would like to use the photographs of those people who truly love and cherish the service on the collection! Not only is there…

3FM Reports On Alleged Snaefell Runaway From 2014

"The Manx Electric Railway Society says the government has keep quiet over previous incidents on the Snaefell Mountain Railway." The society submitted two Freedom of Information requests asking for details of safety related incidents on the railways dating back to 2011. But the MERS says no mention…

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