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Manx Heritage Transport Festival - 24th to 28th July 2019

Isle of Man Railway’s Manx Heritage Transport Festival takes place from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th July. This annual event takes in the Manx Electric Railway, Douglas Bay Tramway, Isle of Man Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway. The full programme of events can be downloaded HERE.

9 Week Delay To Promenade Works - 'Rail Corridor' Priority For DoI

Work described as 'challenging' 'An senior infrastructure official says completing the 'rail corridor' along Douglas promenade is their current priority. Director of Highway Services at the Department of Infrastructure is Jeff Robinson. The two-year regeneration project is now in its tenth month. M…

Promenade Relay and New Tramway Depot Progress - June/July 2019

Recent newspaper articles and TV interviews along with personal observations have prompted the writing of the following contribution from an interested but totally independent observer. “Having studied the meticulously prepared detailed plans of the first stage of the Horse Tramway Renewal project,…

'More Space For Trams And Traffic Insists DoI'

‘The space taken up by the newly relaid horse tram tracks on Douglas promenades is wider.’ “But transport chiefs insist this won’t reduce the width of the road, and the carriageway for traffic will actually be wider in places than it was before. Some 1,000 metres of track have now been laid for the…

Manx Transport Review No.97 Winter/Spring 2019 ***OUT NOW***

Manx Transport Review No.97 Winter/Spring 2019 is being distributed FREE to Full Members of the Manx Electric Railway Society - see HOME page for membership details. It is also available from selected Island and UK bookshops, or direct from the Manx Electric Railway Society (£5.95 + £1.95 p&p) - pl…

Historic Baillie-Scott Building Under Threat Again

Bid to deregister Groudle Glen Hotel “The owner of the Groudle Glen Hotel is seeking to have the building removed from the Protected Buildings Register, only weeks after it was added. The building was registered in April by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture which claimed it had ’s…

Horse Tram Service Returns To The Promenade

Historic Service Resumes In Time For TT Festival. The 2019 Douglas Bay Horse Tramway season commenced today (Friday, May 24, 2019), one month later than originally planned. Recently refurbished saloon car No.29 which looks very smart in its red and cream livery, inaugurated a truncated service alon…

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