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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,…

'More Space For Trams And Traffic Insists DoI'

‘The space taken up by the newly relaid horse tram tracks on Douglas promenades is wider.’ “But transport chiefs insist this won’t reduce the width of the road, and the carriageway for traffic will actually be wider in places than it was before. Some 1,000 metres of track have now been laid for the…

Manx Transport Review No.97 Winter/Spring 2019 ***OUT NOW***

Manx Transport Review No.97 Winter/Spring 2019 is being distributed FREE to Full Members of the Manx Electric Railway Society - see HOME page for membership details. It is also available from selected Island and UK bookshops, or direct from the Manx Electric Railway Society (£5.95 + £1.95 p&p) - pl…

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