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YOUR MHK - HOW THEY VOTED

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO HOW THEY VOTED SIGN THE PETITION CROWDFUND THE FIGHT Although we are called the Manx Electric Railway Society, our brief extends to doing all we can to fight for all of the unique tramways of the Isle of Man including the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway which has miraculously sur…

Manx Transport Review #95

Manx Transport Review No.95 has now been dispatched to members, who will receive their copies shortly. Copies can be obtained directly from the MERS for £6.95 + £1.75 p&p. (UK & IOM only. Please enquire for delivery to other locations) Please send Cheques/Postal Orders made payable to the Manx Elec…

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting of the Manx Electric Railway Society Notice is hereby given that an Annual General Meeting of the Manx Electric Railway Society will be held in the Columba Club, Sydney Mount, Douglas, Isle of Man on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 8.00pm precisely. Written nominations from t…

MERS crowdfunding to fight prom plans.

MANX RADIO REPORTS "A lobby group is planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign to fight the Department of Infrastructure over its proposals for the redevelopment of Douglas promenade. Julian Nutter, secretary of the Manx Electric Railway Society, says the group will raise the funds to help them op…

MERS 'Douglas will be unrecognisable'

Douglas will be 'unrecognisable' if government proposals to shorten the horse tramway go through. That's according to Julian Nutter, secretary of the Manx Electric Railway Society. He's concerned there hasn't been a 'proper debate' on the future of horse trams, with a recent planning application fo…

Dismantling the Horse Tramway Part 1...

Less than a year since operation of the Douglas Horse Tramway was passed to the Island's Department of Infrastructure, "The horses used to pull the Isle of Man's trams could get a new home after plans were submitted to the government" reports BBC news today. "The plans would see a temporary facilit…

Controversial proposals narrowly defeated in Tynwald

Controversial proposals to shorten the Island's iconic horse tram service have been narrowly defeated - pending a re-vote in January. The need for a further combined vote next month on the matter came after the House of Keys and the Legislative Council were divided over the issue. Tynwald had been…

Future Of Horse Tramway To Be Debated In Tynwald Today.

The future of the Horse Tramway is due to be discussed again at today's (13th December 2016) sitting of Tynwald. Full coverage of the proceedings can be heard on Manx Radio from 10.30. Visit Manx Radio's Website for further information.

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