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‘Prom Works Paused For Lockdown’

‘June completion date likely to be pushed back’ “Work on Douglas Promenade has been suspended under lockdown. The construction sector was asked to stop all activity bar emergency work and repairs when the circuit break was announced this week. Infrastructure bosses in government hope the delayed, m…

“Douglas Promenade Will Be Finished In Six Months Vow”

‘Infrastructure minister says contractors target end of June’ “The infrastructure minister says the regeneration of Douglas Promenade will be completed in six months time. Tim Baker says Covid-19 has presented his department with the chance to finish the project earlier than planned. The original t…

​‘Work Underway To Fix Failed Welds In Horse Tram Tracks’

‘Red concrete being dug up after defect discovered’ “Work is underway to fix two failed welds in the horse tram tracks on Douglas promenade. The contractor is having to dig up the red concrete in the Strathallan area after a dip in the rail track was discovered. As a result, a section of rail on ei…

‘Seeing Double On The Prom’

“A double track crossing is being installed on Central Promenade for the horse tramline. But the arrangement differs from the original design shown on the drawings on the MyProm page and in the application that received planning consent. These show the tracks converging as an interlaced arrangement…

‘Railways Looking For A New Home’

'The island’s railways are a key part of our tourism attractions, but they’re not part of our infrastructure, says the Minister who runs them.' "Infrastructure Minister Tim Baker was speaking in a debate about the transfer of flood management when the scope of the DoI was raised. Mr Baker said that…

‘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…

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