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​‘MHK Doubts Tram Tracks Will Be Fully Relaid’

‘MHK Doubts Tram Tracks Will Be Fully Relaid’ ‘Doi Says Work To Be Done In Two Phases’ “A Douglas East MHK says she remains unconvinced tram tracks will be relaid for the entire length of Douglas promenade. Clare Barber also sits on a Tynwald committee which has been tasked with looking at the rede…

​“MHK Questions Delay to Horse Tram Tracks”

'Rails not due to be installed until next winter' "An MHK is questioning why the horse tramway from Broadway to the Sea Terminal won't be completed at the same time as the Douglas promenade works. Garff member Daphne Caine raised concerns over the lack of support for heritage transport in response…

‘Further Delay To Prom Scheme Confirmed’

‘Further Delay To Prom Scheme Confirmed’ “The three-week circuit break lockdown in January means a further delay to the completion of the Douglas Promenade regeneration scheme. The Infrastructure Minister has confirmed the project will not be finished by the end of June with a new target instead of…

“Horse Trams Tipped To Be Major Boost For Tourism”

“Departing MNH director claims heritage will entice visitors” ‘The outgoing director of Manx National Heritage believes the horse tramway could play a key role in rejuvenating the Island's tourism sector. Visitor numbers to the Isle of Man have reduced significantly since March after the borders we…

‘Prom Works Paused For Lockdown’

‘June completion date likely to be pushed back’ “Work on Douglas Promenade has been suspended under lockdown. The construction sector was asked to stop all activity bar emergency work and repairs when the circuit break was announced this week. Infrastructure bosses in government hope the delayed, m…

“Douglas Promenade Will Be Finished In Six Months Vow”

‘Infrastructure minister says contractors target end of June’ “The infrastructure minister says the regeneration of Douglas Promenade will be completed in six months time. Tim Baker says Covid-19 has presented his department with the chance to finish the project earlier than planned. The original t…

​‘Work Underway To Fix Failed Welds In Horse Tram Tracks’

‘Red concrete being dug up after defect discovered’ “Work is underway to fix two failed welds in the horse tram tracks on Douglas promenade. The contractor is having to dig up the red concrete in the Strathallan area after a dip in the rail track was discovered. As a result, a section of rail on ei…

‘Seeing Double On The Prom’

“A double track crossing is being installed on Central Promenade for the horse tramline. But the arrangement differs from the original design shown on the drawings on the MyProm page and in the application that received planning consent. These show the tracks converging as an interlaced arrangement…

‘Railways Looking For A New Home’

'The island’s railways are a key part of our tourism attractions, but they’re not part of our infrastructure, says the Minister who runs them.' "Infrastructure Minister Tim Baker was speaking in a debate about the transfer of flood management when the scope of the DoI was raised. Mr Baker said that…

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