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‘Douglas Promenade Scheme May Miss Completion Date’

‘Infrastructure minister says a project review is pending’ “The refurbishment of Douglas Promenade may not be completed by the target date of the end of March 2021. Infrastructure Minister Tim Baker admits the further delay to the reopening of Broadway is "very disappointing". It's been caused by t…

Removal of MER Landmark

Proposal to have a replacement sign in place for 2021 season “Work will begin next week on removing the Electric Railway sign at Derby Castle. The frame supporting the sign has become corroded and the opportunity is being taken to remove it for safety purposes ahead of winter. The operation will in…

Manx Transport Review No.99 - Spring/Summer 2021

Work has now commenced on the compilation of Manx Transport Review No.99 – Spring/Summer 2020. Publication is expected to take place June 2021. Contributions are now invited for Manx Transport Review No.99 – topical photographs, news, observations and articles of a contemporary or historical nature…

Open Day at new Horse Tramway Depot

A chance to see behind the scenes at Strathallan Depot As part of the annual Manx Heritage Open Days 2020 events, Isle of Man Transport are offering tours of the new Strathallan Horse Tramway Depot ‘On Sunday 11th October we have a series of behind the scenes tours happening at the New Strathallan…

​Further Dates Added To MER & IMR October Services

Isle of Man Transport has just published details of a further addition to the timetables operating on both the Manx Electric Railway & Isle of Man Railway for the remainder of the 2020 operating season. In addition to the October half term period, trams and trains will now operate every weekend in…

MER & IMR Seasons Extended

The operating seasons for the Manx Electric Railway and Isle of Man Railway have been extended. Services on both heritage railways are now set to draw to a close on Sunday, October 4th. For full details please visit: www.rail.im This is how Isle of Man Newspapers reported the extended operating sea…

Snaefell Railway Closure Will Cause 'Incalculable Harm'

DOI chose to "look a gift horse in the mouth " by rejecting MERS offer to underwrite a Snaefell service "A heritage railway group has accused the government of causing "incalculable harm" after it rejected financial help to run a 125th anniversary Snaefell Mountain Railway service. Manx Electric Ra…

Offer To Pay For Snaefell Mountain Railway 'Wasn't Formal' says DOI

‘Charity Had Proposed To Donate £9k For Service’ “The Snaefell Mountain Railway won't run this year, despite an offer to pay for it by a local heritage transport charity. A proposal by the Manx Electric Railway Society to give £9000 to run the service following its 150th anniversary last week (21 A…

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