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‘Operator Wanted To Run Mountain Trams’

The Snaefell Saga Continues…….. “Isle of Man Transport has said it wanted to run the Snaefell Mountain Railway this year, but it wasn’t its decision. The decision not to open the tramway for its 125th anniversary has been criticised by supporters and politicians. To celebrate the railway’s 125th an…

​“Mixed Signals on The Railways”

“Residents and holidaymakers have flocked to the island’s state-owned heritage railways since they reopened. However, the Snaefell Mountain Railway has not opened since Covid-19 forced the suspension of the lines. With the island having suppressed the virus and, with the opening of the air bridge w…

​"What More Can We Be Expected To Do?" - MERS secretary​

MERS awaits a decision from the DoI "An offer of £9,000 to run the Snaefell Mountain Railway service will be considered, but the approach "hasn't been helpful," according to the Infrastructure Minister. That offer came from the Manx Electric Railway Society, after the route was axed by the infrastr…

Snaefell Mountain Railway - Questions in Tynwald

Perhaps prompted by the recent offer from the MERS to underwrite the operation of the Snaefell Mountain Railway for a period on and around the line’s 125th anniversary, a Tynwald question paper dated August 18th includes a number of questions focusing on the Island's heritage railways. As of Monday…

‘MER Trams Able To Run On New Horse Tram Tracks’

‘Infrastructure Minister Says The Move Will Future-Proof The Line’ “The Manx Electric Railway will be able to run down to the Sea Terminal once the Douglas promenade refurbishment scheme is completed, according to the infrastructure minister. The old horse tram tracks are being upgraded, so they ca…

Caine: 'A Fantastic And Generous Offer, But It Shouldn't Be Necessary'

Garff MHK Supports Resumption Of Services On The Mountain. “An offer by a heritage society to cover the costs of running the Snaefell Mountain Railway for its 125th anniversary is being considered by transport bosses. But Garff MHK Daphne Caine said the Department of Infrastructure should be oblige…

‘Infrastructure To 'Consider' Railway Society's Offer’

‘MERS Secretary Outlines The Group's Aims’ ‘The Department of Infrastructure has responded to an offer made by the Manx Electric Railway Society to fund the running of the Snaefell mountain railway service this year. Following Infrastructure Minister Tim Baker's decision to axe the route, the organ…

Reaction To MERS Press Release

Since the publication of the MERS Press Release concerning our offer to underwrite a service on the Snaefell Mountain Railway for a period of 15 days, reaction has already proved to be extremely positive. Dear Committee members Thank you for your email and agreeing a donation to find a way to hopef…

'Society Offers To Pay For Mountain Trams'

“The Manx Electric Railway Society has offered £9,000 to pay for the Snaefell Mountain Railway to run for its 125th anniversary. A statement from the society said: ’The Minister for the Department of Infrastructure appeared on Manx Radio news on Friday and seemed to suggest, (although without figur…

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