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Last Day Of The Horse Tramway’s 2018 Season.

Sunday 21st October saw the Horse Tramway’s 2018 season draw to a close, and it was also the last opportunity to see the cars in operation along the line’s current alignment prior to the full commencement of rebuilding work involving Douglas Promenade. A number of special events took place during t…

'MER Will Continue To Run to Ramsey While I’m In Charge'

"The government minister in charge of the island’s transport network says the Manx Electric Railway will continue to run to Ramsey as long as he has a say. Infrastructure Ray Harmer said the suggestion that the MER should run just from Douglas to Laxey made no sense. He also gave a commitment to ke…

Douglas Bay Horse Tramway To Celebrate New Beginnings

"A series of special events is planned around the end of the horse tram season this year, to mark the final day of service along the current historical track. The last day of service will be Sunday 21 October, the season closing slightly earlier than usual to allow work to start on the Douglas Prom…

Horse Tramway's 2018 Cut Short Due To Prom Work

Due to the commence of work to rebuild Douglas Promenade, the final day of the Horse Tramway’s 2018 season has been brought forward to Sunday, October 21st, some two weeks earlier than originally planned. The 2019 season is due to commence on Tuesday 25th April, although there is a possibility that…

Transport Hub For Ramsey ?

"A public transport hub in the centre of Ramsey is crucial, an MHK believes." "Dr Alex Allinson said: ’As a previous commissioner and now an MHK, I am keen that public transport links to the north of the island are improved.’ Replacing the bus station on a different site would also free up land for…

Heritage Railways Services Suspended

Due to the current weather conditions, services on the Manx Electric Railway, Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, Isle of Man Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway are suspended. For further information and updates please visit www.rail.im

Douglas Prom Works Due To Commence on Monday 17th September

DATE IN STONE FOR REGENERATION "The long-awaited makeover of Douglas Promenade will finally get underway on Monday, 17 September. Plans to transform what is often called the 'gateway to the Island' have been in the pipeline since at least 2011, when the first public consultation on regeneration was…

The Launch of 'Ratchet' car No.14

The once derelict 1898 built ‘Ratchet’ car No.14 returned to service today, it is a supreme example of a museum standard restoration; the result of efforts by paid staff and volunteers over a period of some three years. The relaunch of car 14 at Derby Castle this morning with a return trip to Laxey…

PRESS RELEASE - MER 125th Anniversary Celebrations

Next week sees the start of the Manx Electric Railways 125th Anniversary which promises to be a rollercoaster of events. The week long festival kicks off with a 125th Birthday party being held at Laxey MER station on the 2nd September starting at 10:00am. The party is free to attend with the live e…

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