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Promenade Plans Go Before Tynwald For Approval On Tuesday

DoI reveals £20m plans for Douglas Promenade A much needed development! That is how the Infrastructure Minister has described plans to redevelop Douglas Promenade. The £20.7 million scheme to reconstruct the stretch from Peveril Square to Strathallan Crescent was unveiled on Monday afternoon. Tynwa…

Ballamenagh Sub-Station

Work has been underway throughout the spring/summer of 2017 on the construction of a new substation at Ballamenagh, presumably as a replacement for the existing facility at Groudle. It is to be hoped that the historic 1903 built Groudle substation doesn't suffer the same fate as the equally histori…

Dennis Shaw

The MERS regrets to announce that Mr Dennis Shaw passed away on the 29th June aged 92. Dennis served the MER for many years as Stationmaster at Laxey and was often to be found acting as conductor on the winter service. Dennis retired from MER service in 1989. The funeral service will be held at Dou…

IMR'S ILL FATED DIESEL LOCO TO RETURN TO USE SOON ?

It’s not turned a wheel for more than two years. "But heritage railway bosses hope their trouble-prone diesel loco, unkindly dubbed The Cabbage, will be fixed and working again later this summer or by the autumn. And the boss of the island’s public transport system has defended the decision to buy…

Grand Cavalcade - Sunday 20th August 1995

For many, one of the highlights of the Snaefell Mountain Railway Centenary fortnight, was the Grand Cavalcade of trams that took place at Laxey Station on Sunday 20th August 1995. Click HERE to read the full article.

New Volvo B5TL Buses

Mike Jones chanced to make the journey to and from Ramsey on one of the two new Volvo B5TL buses in its first week in service, and luckily he happened to have his camera handy. The latest version of the Wright Eclipse Gemini III body, with its angular lines and smaller upper deck windows (which all…

Horse Tram Service Resumes Today

Manx Radio Reports: "The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway will resume with a limited service from today (Wed). A bout of illness that saw the horses out of action for 10 days with what's described as a common cold. They'll work to an hourly schedule between 9am - 4pm until Tuesday, May 30 - when normal se…

Horse Tram Service To Roll Again From Wednesday

Manx Radio Reports It's been announced that the Douglas Horse Tramway will be back in action next Wednesday - the 24th. It was put to a stop on the 10th May when the horses were declared unable to work due to a bout of illness likened to the common cold. It's expected they'll be fully recovered upo…

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