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HORSE TRAM SELL OFF CONTINUES - STABLES DEADLINE IMMINENT

In what might be seen as a bid to outwit objections to the wholesale dismantlement of the Douglas Horse Tramway, an advert in this week's Manx Independent points to a 'deadline' for submissions of offers for the Douglas horse tramway stables. "Best bids for the purchase of this 'prime' 0.4 acre app…

FULL MANX RADIO 'MANDATE' INTERVIEW

The Secretary of the MERS was interviewed for Manx Radio's Mandate programme in the wake of the DOI's planning application for a new depot and stables at the Summerland site. The full interview is now available for listening HERE.

YOUR MHK - HOW THEY VOTED

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO HOW THEY VOTED SIGN THE PETITION CROWDFUND THE FIGHT Although we are called the Manx Electric Railway Society, our brief extends to doing all we can to fight for all of the unique tramways of the Isle of Man including the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway which has miraculously sur…

Manx Transport Review #95

Manx Transport Review No.95 has now been dispatched to members, who will receive their copies shortly. Copies can be obtained directly from the MERS for £6.95 + £1.75 p&p. (UK & IOM only. Please enquire for delivery to other locations) Please send Cheques/Postal Orders made payable to the Manx Elec…

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting of the Manx Electric Railway Society Notice is hereby given that an Annual General Meeting of the Manx Electric Railway Society will be held in the Columba Club, Sydney Mount, Douglas, Isle of Man on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 8.00pm precisely. Written nominations from t…

MERS crowdfunding to fight prom plans.

MANX RADIO REPORTS "A lobby group is planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign to fight the Department of Infrastructure over its proposals for the redevelopment of Douglas promenade. Julian Nutter, secretary of the Manx Electric Railway Society, says the group will raise the funds to help them op…

MERS 'Douglas will be unrecognisable'

Douglas will be 'unrecognisable' if government proposals to shorten the horse tramway go through. That's according to Julian Nutter, secretary of the Manx Electric Railway Society. He's concerned there hasn't been a 'proper debate' on the future of horse trams, with a recent planning application fo…

Dismantling the Horse Tramway Part 1...

Less than a year since operation of the Douglas Horse Tramway was passed to the Island's Department of Infrastructure, "The horses used to pull the Isle of Man's trams could get a new home after plans were submitted to the government" reports BBC news today. "The plans would see a temporary facilit…

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