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Future of Ramsey Plaza MER Station Comes Under The Spotlight Again

“A review of options for a scaled-down transport interchange for Ramsey is expected to be complete in the next few months. Meanwhile, Manx Electric Railway services will continue to stop short of the old terminus due to concerns about the safety of the track. Controversial plans to create a transpo…

Premature End To 2019 Horse Tramway Service

“Decision made to aid prom works, says IoM Transport “ ‘Isle of Man Transport says the Douglas Bay Horse Trams will cease operations for the remainder of 2019, to enable the continuing reconstruction of Douglas promenade. In a post on social media, the department said the team, along with volunteer…

Temporary Suspension of Horse Tramway Service

‘Due to necessary prom works Douglas Bay Horse Trams will not operate tomorrow (Weds. 25th September). We hope to have them running Thursday afternoon.’ Further updates will be posted on Isle of Man Transport’s Facebook page.

Should The Horse Trams Run Next Year?

‘The politician in charge of tourism doesn't think so’ “The politician with responsibility for tourism on the Island doesn't want the horse trams to run along Douglas promenade next year. Rob Callister MHK was speaking on Manx Radio's Perspective programme, alongside Enterprise Minister Laurence Sk…

Uncertain Future For Lisbon Car 630

Regular readers of Manx Transport Review will recall that Lisbon Car 360 was controversially acquired at no small cost by Isle of Man Railways in 1996, and was the subject of a major row in Tynwald. As predicted by the MERS and other parties, the tram proved to be unsuitable for use along the MER,…

Investigation Launched Into Cracked Prom Concrete

Promenade Rebuild Continues To Attract Controversy - 'Government receives further reports of cracks in red concrete' 'Investigations are underway following reports of further cracking in the new concrete on Douglas promenade. The Isle of Man Government revealed its been notified the red concrete be…

Horse Tramway Update

Work on the rebuild of Douglas Promenade was sufficiently complete by Tuesday August 13th 2019 to allow the horse tramway service to be extended southwards to a terminus adjacent to Palace View Terrace, the point where Queens Promenade becomes Central Promenade. (Photo: M. Tattersall) Diesel powere…

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