Category Archives: Manx Electric Railway

Extended season announced for Manx Electric Railway

In a year when everything seems to have been curtailed it is pleasing to be able to report from the shortened Manx Electric Railway season will be extended into October. Originally due to end on Sunday 13th September trams will … Continue reading

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Covid-19 update – heritage systems and museums

Its been a while since we last had a summary of which heritage lines are operating following the continued easing of lockdown restrictions so here we go again! This summary only gives details of those museums/heritage lines which have reopened. … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: A ride on the Manx Electric Railway

In this video we take a ride on board Manx Electric Railway Open Trailer 43 between Derby Castle and Ramsey. With Winter Saloon 20 providing the power and Mail Van 4 also in the consist this is an edited journey … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Photos both old and new are included in our latest main site update:

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MER and VER resume operation as Seaton increases services

As expected Saturday 25th July saw the return to service of both the Manx Electric Railway and Volk’s Electric Railway whilst down in Devon there was a increase in services to a 20 minute frequency.

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Events announced for Virtual Manx Heritage Transport Festival

We already knew that as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic this year’s Manx Heritage Transport Festival had become the second big transport event on the Isle of Man to go virtual but now full details have been announced of … Continue reading

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MER to return!

It has been announced that the Manx Electric Railway (along with the Isle of Man Steam Railway) will return to service later this month having not been running since March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The MER will … Continue reading

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Maintenance work resumes on the MER

With all services on the Manx Electric Railway having been suspended since the end of Thursday 19th March there was a long period of complete silence on the line but now with a slight relaxation in restrictions on the Isle … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

It’s a Bank Holiday weekend and you know what that means? No, it doesn’t mean there are lots of special tram events – not this year at any rate! – but it means we have a double dose of Photo … Continue reading

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Manx Heritage Transport Festival cancelled – goes online!

It has been confirmed that the second big heritage transport event on the Isle of Man of the year has been cancelled with the Manx Heritage Transport Festival following Rush Hour on the Railways as going online. The Virtual Transport … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

Back into the archives for another double-helping of photos this week:

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What’s New on British Trams Online?

This week we bring you two Photo Galleries as an extra Easter treat.

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Rush Hour on the Railways goes online!

One of the first high-profile special events to be cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak was the Isle of Man’s Rush Hour on the Railways which was due to take place over the four days of the long … Continue reading

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Heritage organisations start to shut down after latest government advice **updated 20th March**

The situation with closures and changes to openings of heritage tramways and museums continues to change rapidly as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to make itself felt. It is inevitable, sensible and understandable that these decisions have to be made and … Continue reading

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Another season underway on the Manx Electric Railway

Friday 13th March saw the start of another season on the Manx Electric Railway with services operating timetable B – requiring three car sets which in the case for the first day was three single motors.

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In Pictures: Drying out runs start on the Manx Electric Railway

With the 2020 operating season on the Manx Electric Railway a little over a week away – first services are due to run on Friday 13th March – preparations are now underway for those first passenger services. One of the … Continue reading

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Steam to return to the MER as part of 2020 Heritage Transport Festival

No sooner do we report on the Rush Hour on the Railway events then Isle of Man Transport release the details the Manx Heritage Transport Festival taking place between 29th July and 2 August! Alongside many of the usually popular … Continue reading

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Strathallan Depot to be officially opened as part of Rush Hour on the Railways

The first of two big general transport events on the Isle of Man for 2020 will see the official opening of the new Douglas Bay Horse Tramway Depot at Strathallan. Rush Hour on the Railways takes place over the Easter … Continue reading

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Significant fall recorded in tram passengers on the Isle of Man

After the past few years have seen increases in passenger numbers on the Isle of Man’s main tramways and railways, 2019 has seen a significant fall in all three tramways with just the Steam Railway seeing a rise. Many reasons … Continue reading

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Heaton Park Tramway win Tramway of the Year as Isle of Man also wins big in Tram of the Year

There can be no denying that 2019 was a challenging year for the volunteers at the Heaton Park Tramway with the theft of overhead wires in September bringing a temporary halt to operations but following on from industry help and … Continue reading

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