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‘A Big Drop In The Number Of People Travelling By Rail’

"There has been a huge drop in passenger numbers on many of the island’s heritage railways - despite significant investment in the lines. Passenger figures for 2019, which have just been released, show only the Steam Railway saw an increase - up 13% on the previous year. In contrast, single journey…

​‘Signals For Horse Trams Not In Budget’

‘Signals For Horse Trams Not In Budget’ Manx Radio – Tuesday, January 28, 2020 “An estimated £800,000 to £1 million pounds for signals on the horse tramway on Douglas Promenade has not been factored in the £25 million budget for the redevelopment. That's according to minutes from last month's strat…

'Contractors And Designers Argue Over Prom Cracks'

‘Highways Member Insists Situation Isn't Unusual’ “The politician responsible for the Island's highways believes differences of views over aspects of major projects, such as Douglas Promenade, are perfectly normal. After cracks appeared in concrete laid on Queen's promenade in the early stages of t…

“Bus And Rail Boss Back In Charge”

'Thoughts of retirement have been shunted to one side for Ian Longworth who is back in charge of public transport.' "The end of an era was prematurely declared in January last year when it was announced that Mr Longworth was stepping down from his role as director of public transport after 10 years…

Isle of Man Railways 2020 Operating Season

Isle of Man Railways has published the full 2020 timetables for the Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway, Isle of Man Railway and the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway. Services on the Horse Tramway are expected to operate from Derby Castle to within the vicinity of Broadway. The Island’s Herit…

‘More Delays To Problem-Hit Prom Scheme’

‘Further changes to the £25m Promenade refurbishment scheme have been unveiled - with the completion date now put back to August 2021.’ “The project team outlined the revised plans to residents and businesses at a drop-in session last night (Wednesday) at the Palace Hotel. The estimated completion…

'Design Flaws Led To Cracks In Prom'

'Design flaws in the multi-million pound Douglas promenade scheme have been blamed for cracks appearing in the concrete.' “Concrete was used to create the red central tram corridor where cracking has appeared in the new surface. The report by experts Robery Forensic Engineering, released following…

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