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‘Significant Reduction in Horse Tram Passengers This Season’

‘Infrastructure minister admits shortened route could have played a part. The infrastructure minister's admitted the horse tram's shortened route could have played a part in a significant reduction in passengers this season. In the House of Keys, Tim Crookall revealed there were only 45,000 passeng…

Horse Tramway – Income, Passenger Number and Funding

The following question concerning the truncated Horse Tramway has been tabled by Douglas North MHK David Ashford for today’s sitting of the House of Keys. 2. The Hon. Member for Douglas North, Mr Ashford, to ask the Minister for Infrastructure – What impact the shortened length of the Horse Tramway…

'Number Of Options' Have Been Considered For Tramway Terrace

“A 'number of options' have been considered around the refurbishment, or replacement, of Tramway Terrace on Douglas Promenade. It's owned by the Department of Infrastructure and, earlier this month, was at risk of being demolished over concerns that it was unsafe. Minister Tim Crookall was asked ab…

Shortened Horse Tramway Less Attractive to Cruise Passengers

“Estimated 113,000 annual passengers if full tram line re-instated The Douglas horse tramway has proven less attractive to cruise passengers visiting the Island due to the lack of a tram stop at the Sea Terminal. Since the promenade refurbishment project, the tram line hasn't been re-instated along…

SYSTRA report "certainly not explosive" insists minister

"The infrastructure minister insists a review into the Island's heritage railways 'certainly isn't explosive'. Consultancy firm SYSTRA has been assessing the economic value of the railways, and government says its report, which was due in September, is to be published any day now. Meanwhile, an ema…

Ramsey Section of MER in Doubt

“A review into the island’s railways has considered reducing or closing entirely the Laxey to Ramsey section of the Manx Electric Railway. Engineering and transport consultants SYSTRA were contracted undertake a review of the Isle of Man’s heritage railways earlier this year. While the report has y…

'Tram-Endous Summer for The Island's Railways'

“It's been a bumper summer season for Isle of Man Heritage Railways. The trams saw a 20% jump in passengers on last year with one hundred and fifty-eight thousand people hopping on board this Summer, with one hundred and twenty-eight thousand boarding the steam trains. In what was the first full ho…

U-Turn on Tramway Terrace Demolition

“The DoI has performed an almighty u-turn after a report has round that registered buildings on Douglas prom can be saved after all. In October, the department was seeking a contractor for the ’emergency demolition of Tramway Terrace’. At the time, DoI Minister Tim Crookall said: ‘The decision to d…

​Railways Report Will Be Published "As Soon As Possible"

‘Infrastructure minister refutes claims it's being adjusted to suit government's agenda.’ “The infrastructure minister has promised he'll publish a report reviewing the Island's railways as soon as possible, and in its entirety. The report, conducted by consultants SYSTRA, is assessing the economic…

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