Isle of Man Transport has issued the following Press Release following the serious derailment and overturning of Winter Trailer Car 58.

"Manx Electric Railway services remain suspended between Laxey and Ramsey today following an incident that occurred around 10:10am this morning.

During a standard operational manoeuvre, tram no. 58 derailed and toppled onto its side just north of Laxey Station. The incident occurred between the main road crossing and Mines Road crossing.

No. 58, a winter trailer that dates from 1904, was not in public service at the time and no passengers were on board during what was a routine shunt.

A full investigation into the incident is underway to establish the cause of the derailment.

Tram services will not resume between Laxey and Ramsey until the line is cleared, which is likely to be midday tomorrow (Wednesday 8 July 2015). A road closure will be required later today to enable engineers to recover the trailer.

No further statements will be issued while investigations into the circumstances of the derailment are continuing.

Isle of Man Railways apologises to customers for any inconvenience.

Service information will be updated when available through local media and via Isle of Man Railways' social media channels:


Twitter: @IOMRailways"


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