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​‘Douglas Promenade Work Delayed Again’

Project pushed back to end of September 'Work on Douglas promenade won't be completed on time and government has stepped in to carry out parts of the project. The Department of Infrastructure has confirmed the contractor has moved the completion date to the end of September. That's despite Minister…

'DoI Minister Pledges Prom Will Be Finished by August'

'Baker Asks for People to Wait Before Passing Judgement' “Douglas Promenade will be finished by the end of August. That's the pledge from the infrastructure minister who says he's been assured work is progressing to schedule. Tim Baker MHK - DoI Minister Tim Baker appeared on the Mannin Line today…

Heritage Railway Services July to early September 2021

Isle of Man Transport has published details of the service which are due to operate on the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and Isle of Man Railway from July to early September 2021. Of particular interest, evening services will operate on the MER on selected evenings throughout the…

New MER sign to be in place by 'late summer'

“Previous Structure Removed Due to Poor Condition” ‘A replacement for the Manx Electric Railway sign at Derby Castle won't be in place until late summer. It had been due this spring but the poor condition of the base and Covid restrictions delayed the work. Infrastructure officials say designs have…

‘Douglas Promenade Concrete Crack Solution Soon’

Work to rectify cracked concrete on the promenade is due to start soon. “Infrastructure Minister Tim Baker said contractor Auldyn Construction and rail designer Burroughs Steward Associates had told the government that they would submit a proposal to rectify the cracking in the red concrete next to…

MER Services Commence Tomorrow

The Manx Electric Railway's 2021 seasonal service commences tomorrow (Saturday 22nd May). Unlike 2020, services on the Snaefell Mountain Railway are expected to operate, running to 'C' timetable from Saturday 29th May. The provisional dates for the commencement of services on the other Heritage rai…

DOI 'Hiding Full Cost' of Prom Works, says Committee

Report claims delay to horse tram tracks also undermines Tynwald “The Department of Infrastructure is being accused of hiding the true budget of the works on Douglas promenade and undermining Tynwald. A committee looking into the scheme says it's reached an impasse in its scrutiny of the project. T…

Douglas Car No.47 Transported to the Wirral Transport Museum

Historic 1911 built horse car leaves the Island "Today, we took delivery of Douglas Corporation Horse Tram No. 47. It left the Island on board the IOMSPCo's ship 'Arrow' and was landed at Heysham. From there, it was brought to Birkenhead and placed in Taylor Street Yard. Initially, it is planned to…

Gateway Markers Are All in a Muddle Over Promenade Names in Douglas

“You could be forgiven for getting a little confused by new ’gateway markers’ installed on the Promenade. Two solid granite blocks, both marked Harris Promenade, have been erected outside the Central Apartments. But Harris Promenade ends at the Broadway junction going northbound, after which the ro…

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