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'Contractors And Designers Argue Over Prom Cracks'

‘Highways Member Insists Situation Isn't Unusual’ “The politician responsible for the Island's highways believes differences of views over aspects of major projects, such as Douglas Promenade, are perfectly normal. After cracks appeared in concrete laid on Queen's promenade in the early stages of t…

“Bus And Rail Boss Back In Charge”

'Thoughts of retirement have been shunted to one side for Ian Longworth who is back in charge of public transport.' "The end of an era was prematurely declared in January last year when it was announced that Mr Longworth was stepping down from his role as director of public transport after 10 years…

Isle of Man Railways 2020 Operating Season

Isle of Man Railways has published the full 2020 timetables for the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway, Isle of Man Railway and the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway. Services on the Horse Tramway are expected to operate from Derby Castle to within the vicinity of Broadway. The Island’s Herit…

‘More Delays To Problem-Hit Prom Scheme’

‘Further changes to the £25m Promenade refurbishment scheme have been unveiled - with the completion date now put back to August 2021.’ “The project team outlined the revised plans to residents and businesses at a drop-in session last night (Wednesday) at the Palace Hotel. The estimated completion…

'Design Flaws Led To Cracks In Prom'

'Design flaws in the multi-million pound Douglas promenade scheme have been blamed for cracks appearing in the concrete.' “Concrete was used to create the red central tram corridor where cracking has appeared in the new surface. The report by experts Robery Forensic Engineering, released following…

MHK Questions Whether Prom Cracking Is 'Minor'

“Issue of Concrete Raised in Tynwald” ‘Issues with the red concrete used in the redevelopment of Douglas promenade were raised during Tynwald. Douglas East MHK Clare Barber says she is not satisfied with a description by Department of Infrastructure member Tim Baker that the cracking is minor. Ms B…

‘MER Substation Could Be Saved As A Museum’

'A group of volunteers in Laxey are seeking to save part of the island’s engineering history and preserve it as a museum.' "The Laxey Substation Group wants to secure the future of the village’s former substation and the technology inside which was world-leading in its day. The former substation wa…

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