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Proposals to TRUNCATE Horse Tramway to go before Tynwald AGAIN!

Isle of Man Newspapers and Manx Radio report that a scheme involving the truncation of the Horse Tramway at Broadway, as part of the £23m scheme to rebuild Douglas Promenade, is to go before this month's sitting of Tynwald. The proposal includes the removal of the track between the War Memorial and…

Snaefell Runaway – Freedom of Information Request REFUSED

A Freedom of Information request lodged by IoM Newspapers concerning the destruction of SMR Car 3 which ran away unattended from the Summit, has been refused. The IoM Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture claimed that ‘significant harm would be caused to the reputation’ of the Health and…

44% Increase In Revenue For Horse Tramway

In response to questions tabled for today's sitting of Tynwald (15th November), Ray Harmer MHK (DOI Minister) announced that the Horse Tramway experienced a 44% increase in revenue for the 2016 season. Passenger numbers were up by 20,820. Read the full article on Manx Radio's website.

Heritage Railways 2017

2017 Heritage Railway Services. Isle of Man Transport have released details of the services to be operated by Heritage Railways during 2017. Of particular interest is the extended operating season for the Douglas Horse Tramway. Isle of Man Railway Saturday 18th March – Sunday 5th November Manx Elec…

MERS Website

Numerous updates have been made to the Douglas Horse Tramway pages of the MERS Website. The tramway's fleet-list has been updated to reflect recent changes and the Gallery pages have been expanded with the addition of many archive and contemporary images. To view the Horse Tramway section of the we…

Harmer named as new DOI Minister

Recently elected Chief Minister Howard Quayle (the new owner of Douglas Car 37) has unveiled his Council of Ministers. Ray Harmer, one of the two Peel & Glenfaba MHKs has been appointed as the new Minister of the Department of Infrastructure, which amongst other things is responsible for the state…

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