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Manx Electric Railway ***UPDATE from Isle of Man Transport***

MER Service to Ramsey resumed on Friday 4th October. UPDATE from Isle of Man Transport - October 3, 2019 "Due to flood damage on the Manx Electric Railway line North of Laxey services will only run between Laxey and Derby Castle as per timetable until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenie…

Severe Flooding Hits Laxey - Mountain Road Closed

'Major Flooding Incident Declared At Laxey' "Coastguard helicopter being called in. Police have declared a major incident in Laxey this morning. They say severe flooding has led to reports of people being trapped in houses in the Glen Road area, where the power to 150 properties has been turned off…

Future of Ramsey Plaza MER Station Comes Under The Spotlight Again

“A review of options for a scaled-down transport interchange for Ramsey is expected to be complete in the next few months. Meanwhile, Manx Electric Railway services will continue to stop short of the old terminus due to concerns about the safety of the track. Controversial plans to create a transpo…

Premature End To 2019 Horse Tramway Service

“Decision made to aid prom works, says IoM Transport “ ‘Isle of Man Transport says the Douglas Bay Horse Trams will cease operations for the remainder of 2019, to enable the continuing reconstruction of Douglas promenade. In a post on social media, the department said the team, along with volunteer…

Temporary Suspension of Horse Tramway Service

‘Due to necessary prom works Douglas Bay Horse Trams will not operate tomorrow (Weds. 25th September). We hope to have them running Thursday afternoon.’ Further updates will be posted on Isle of Man Transport’s Facebook page.

Should The Horse Trams Run Next Year?

‘The politician in charge of tourism doesn't think so’ “The politician with responsibility for tourism on the Island doesn't want the horse trams to run along Douglas promenade next year. Rob Callister MHK was speaking on Manx Radio's Perspective programme, alongside Enterprise Minister Laurence Sk…

Uncertain Future For Lisbon Car 630

Regular readers of Manx Transport Review will recall that Lisbon Car 360 was controversially acquired at no small cost by Isle of Man Railways in 1996, and was the subject of a major row in Tynwald. As predicted by the MERS and other parties, the tram proved to be unsuitable for use along the MER,…

Investigation Launched Into Cracked Prom Concrete

Promenade Rebuild Continues To Attract Controversy - 'Government receives further reports of cracks in red concrete' 'Investigations are underway following reports of further cracking in the new concrete on Douglas promenade. The Isle of Man Government revealed its been notified the red concrete be…

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