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"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…

MERS Postbox - ' SMR Runaway - How Long Has This Been Going On ? '

Following the posting of ' SMR Runaway - How Long Has This Been Going On ? ' on the MERS website, a number of comments have been received. The comments can be viewed by clicking HERE. The Manx Electric Railway Society welcomes letters and emails of interest to readers of Manx Transport Review and u…

***UPDATE*** SMR Runaway - How Long Has This Been Going On ?

The Manx Electric Railway Society made two separate Freedom of Information Requests with the Isle of Man Department of Infrastructure and the Department of Environment, Food & Agriculture in the following terms: 1a. Please can you provide details of all safety related incidents dating back to 11th…

'Snaefell Railway Likely Closed Till 2018.'

DOI Minister says safety work underway "Passenger services on the Snaefell Mountain Railway aren't likely to run again this year. The Department of Infrastructure announced the closure of the service yesterday (25 Sep), highlighting the challenges of operating the heritage transport to modern safet…

MERS POSTBOX - Services Suspended On The Snaefell Mountain Railway

MERS Postbox - 26th September 2017 Since Isle of Man Railways announced on the 25th September 2017 that services on the Snaefell Mountain Railway were to be suspended indefinitely, the Manx Electric Railway Society has received an unprecedented number of visits to its website and hits on its Facebo…

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