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“Is Government Backtracking on Plans to Demolish Tramway Terrace?”

“Doubt is being cast on whether government owned properties on Tramway Terrace in Douglas will be demolished after all. Government appears to be backtracking on emergency demolition plans despite the Department of Infrastructure seeking a contractor to take down the registered building. Last week t…

“Plans to Demolish Protected Promenade Building Questioned”

“An architectural historian has questioned the legitimacy of government plans to demolish a protected building on Douglas Promenade. Peter Kelly doesn't believe the proposed demolition of Tramway Terrace, next to the tram horse stables building has followed proper planning procedures. The Departmen…

Travelling with the Manx Electric Railway Motorman

Step aboard Winter Saloon car No.19 in 1995 with former MER Society Chairman - the late Mike Goodwyn. During the course of the full journey between Douglas and Ramsey, Mike provides a unique insight into the railway and its long and eventful history. It’s an eye opening experience comparing the sta…

'Horse Tram Service Reduced Due to Demolition of Tramway Terrace'

Trams only running for pre-booked passengers “Horse tram services along Douglas Promenade have been reduced due to concerns over safety. They're only being provided for passengers who have pre-booked until the season ends on 29 October. It’s because a government building, near to the horse tram sta…

Heritage Railways 2024

Isle of Man Transport has just released information relating to the Heritage Railway’s 2024 operating season. Isle of Man Steam Railway Friday 15th March to Sunday 3rd November 2024 Douglas Bay Horse Tramway Tuesday 26th March to Sunday 3rd November 2024 Manx Electric Railway Tuesday 12th March to…

Heritage Rail Report is Delayed

“A report into the future operation of heritage rail has been delayed. Consultants Systra were appointed earlier this year to carry out an independent review and economic impact assessment of the island’s vintage rail network including the Steam Railway, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Rai…

Gov't 'Shouldn't Be Allowed to Ignore Tynwald Vote'

“Government's decision to use funds set aside for work on the horse trams elsewhere is a 'slap in the face to Tynwald'. That's from Chair of the Public Accounts Committee Juan Watterson after the scrutiny body's annual report criticised the Council of Ministers for descoping the horse tram plans wi…

MER 'Not Just a Heritage Railway'

MHK says tramway is only public transport for some areas. “The Manx Electricity Railway needs to be protected because it's the only public transport for some parts of the Island. That's from Garff MHK Daphne Caine after government recently sought feedback from the public on a review into Manx railw…

Crookhall Returns as DOI Minister

"Tim Crookall is to return to his role as Infrastructure Minister. The Glenfaba and Peel MHK was moved from the role to Enterprise Minister last summer, before resigning just over a month later. He's replacing his replacement, Chris Thomas, who was sacked in July. Mr Crookall will also be continuin…

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