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​Planning Application – Temporary Horse Tramway Storage

Storage For Six Horse Cars The Isle of Man Department of Infrastructure has submitted a planning application, which if approved will permit the erection of a temporary storage facility for the horse tramway on derelict land once occupied by Summerland’s car park. With completion of the new tramway…

New Events, New Management, Same Fantastic Views!

News Release from Isle of Man Transport - Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Snaefell Café and Restaurant is due to open its door on the same day as Snaefell Mountain Railway commences its operation for the season - Tuesday 26th March. The difference this year is that the café is under new management, w…

Additional Passing Place for Horse Tramway

Questions in The Keys As To Why Another Passing Loop Is Required "Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer has explained why an extra horse tram passing place features in the plans for the promenade redevelopment. In the House of Keys on Tuesday, he was asked to explain 'why a further passing place is re…


Isle of Man Transport have published full details of this year's 'Rush Hour On The Railways' event which will be held over the Easter period. The full programme can be downloaded HERE. Visit for Heritage Railways timetables and the full list of special events.

Heritage Railway's 2019 Timetables

Timetables for the Heritage Railways 2019 operating season are now available to view on Isle of Man Transport’s website. To view and download the full timetables for the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway & Isle of Man Railway, please click HERE.


‘Three Out of Four Prizes for Island Tramway’ “The Manx Electric Railway has dominated proceedings at the British Trams Online Tram of the Year awards 2018, taking three out of the four top prizes. The full list of awards can be viewed at British Trams Online The MER won accolades for the tradition…

The Latest Demonstrator Bus

By Mike Jones The 11.5metre Wright Street-Deck demonstrator is now on the Island.It has a longer version of the Gemini 3 bodywork as fitted to the two newest Volvos in the existing fleet, but with extra glazing on the corners to improve the forward view of top deck passengers, and extensive glazing…

Recent Horse Tramway Developments

Work continues of the major rebuilding of Douglas Promenade, the lifting of rails from the Horse Tramway and preparation work prior to the construction of the replacement tramway depot. A December 2018 view looking north along Strathallan Crescent, showing the excavation of the road surface and lif…


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