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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…

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,…

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