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Press Release From The Department Of Infrastructure - Douglas Promenade

“The Department of Infrastructure has submitted its planning application for the redevelopment of Douglas Promenade. Subject to approval being granted, work will start in September to rejuvenate the area widely regarded as the ‘gateway to the Isle of Man.' The planning application features a new de…

The Grave of George F. Milnes - An Appeal

The Friends of Flaybrick is a voluntary group who foster interest in the Flaybrick Cemetery in Birkenhead. At one time Flaybrick was the main cemetery for Birkenhead people. George F. Milnes is buried there. The friends group give guided tours of their most famous Birkonians and on the tour they so…

"Fail-Safe Brakes To Be Fitted To Snaefell Trams"

"Fail-safe brakes are to be fitted to Snaefell Mountain Railway trams to prevent further runaway incidents." "Director public transport Ian Longworth says that the new equipment will be fitted on the veteran trams over the winter. He said: ’We realise that the current equipment does not meet modern…

'Alpine Trip For Transport Bosses' - Freedom of Information Request

"Public transport officials traveled to Switzerland and Austria to check out safety equipment used on mountain railways." "Director of public transport Ian Longworth, together with a traction engineer and a specialist railway safety engineer were there to assess safety systems and see if they could…

'TRAM INCIDENT PROMPTS VISIT ABROAD'

Director of Public Transport makes trip to Switzerland "Adapting safety systems on the Snaefell Mountain Railway has prompted a government delegation to Switzerland. Director Ian Longworth, a traction engineer, and a specialist railway safety engineer visited the manufacturers and designers of mode…

Runaway Snaefell tram inquiry is 'progressing'

Isle of Man Newspapers – 6th December 2017 “The accident investigation into the runaway Snaefell mountain tram is ’progressing’, according to the head of the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate. Bernard Warden said his team was close to gathering all the evidence they need but he said he could n…

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