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2018 Railway Timetable Published

posted 17 Jan 2018, 02:24 by IOM SRSA   [ updated 17 Jan 2018, 02:27 ]

The 2018 Timetable for Isle of Man Railways (steam / electric / mountain) has been published online by Isle of Man Transport. To view / download a copy (PDF format), CLICK HERE.  Printed copies will be available in due course from Railway Stations, the Welcome Centre and other outlets on the Island.


The Isle of Man - A Winter Wonderland

posted 22 Dec 2017, 07:50 by Ed More   [ updated 24 Dec 2017, 10:47 ]

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all the staff and volunteers at Isle of Man Railways, our Association members and our Facebook page followers.

Enjoy some photographs of the steam railways during the recent snowfall across the Island.

Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa






Manx Steam Railway News - Winter 2017

posted 30 Nov 2017, 09:32 by IOM SRSA   [ updated 30 Nov 2017, 09:32 ]

The latest edition of our journal Manx Steam Railway News (No.173 Winter 2017) is now with the printers and soon will be distributed to our members. 60 pages of news, views and recent events on the steam railway, historical articles of interest and a selection of colour and B&W photographs from various eras.

Copies of this edition will be also available to purchase from selected retail outlets from early January 2018.

Record Passenger Journeys for Isle of Man Railways' 2017 Season

posted 29 Nov 2017, 06:00 by Ed More   [ updated 29 Nov 2017, 06:12 by IOM SRSA ]

 

Isle of Man Transport closed its Heritage Railways for the season on the 5 November with the fantastic news that they had carried a record number of passengers from March to November 2017.

The Steam Railway, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and Douglas Bay Horse Tram saw a combined 13% increase in passengers, amounting to 512,847 passenger journeys - 65,949 more than in 2016.

Ian Longworth, Director of Transport Services, said:

‘I am delighted with the figures, which are a true testament to the hard work put in by the staff and volunteers. Even with some scheduling restrictions on the services, we have managed to outperform previous years. For example, in spite of the shorter season on the Snaefell Mountain Railway there was a brilliant 27% increase, amounting to 16,770 extra passenger journeys when comparing year on year.’

One of the main contributors to the increase in passengers is the growing market in group travel through coach trips and cruises.

Jason Moorhouse MHK, Department Member with responsibility for the Transport Services Division said:

‘It’s great to see both tourists and residents using the railways. We are so fortunate to have such unique attractions.’

IoM Transport is now turning its attention to its popular festive season events and dining car experiences. There are 14 exclusive events on offer during the holiday period and further details are available at www.rail.im .

Mr Longworth continued:

‘We are now planning for the 2018 season, with a particular focus on some spectacular events such as the 125 year celebration of the Manx Electric Railway.’

Isle of Man Transport also offers a range of Christmas gift ideas, including the unlimited platinum cards which provide unlimited annual travel on the horse trams from as little as £20. Visit the Welcome Centre to purchase the cards and other great transport gifts and ideas.

Issued by Isle of Man Government, Department of Infrastructure (21 November 2017)

Isle of Man Railways passengers carried in 2017

Transport2016 passengers2017 passengersDifference% Increased
Douglas Bay Horse Tram Single Journeys69,70273,9544,2526%
Steam Railway Single Journeys115,537147,89232,35522%
Snaefell Mountain Railway Return Journeys46,40563,17516,77027%
Manx Electric Railway Single Journeys215,254227,82612,5725%
Total446,898512,84765,94913%

Calculation based on single passengers journeys* using IoM Transport system: Ticketer.

*Snaefell Mountain Railway is calculated on return passenger journey

2018 Season Dates for the Diary

posted 13 Nov 2017, 06:48 by Ed More   [ updated 29 Nov 2017, 06:12 by IOM SRSA ]

Isle of Man Railways has announced provisional dates for the 2018 Steam Railway Season which are from Friday 9 March 2018 until Monday 5 November 2018. The 2018 Timetable & Fares leaflet will be published in the New Year.

 

Also for your 2018 diaries, Rush Hour on the Railways, a celebration of Manx railways, will take place from 30 March 2018 until 2 April 2018.


The 2018 Manx Heritage Transport Festival will take place from 25 July 2018 until 29 July 2019.


More details on these and other special events taking place in 2018 will be provided in due course.
 

2017 Warley National Model Railway Exhibition

posted 13 Nov 2017, 06:02 by Ed More   [ updated 13 Nov 2017, 06:03 ]

The 2017 Warley National Model Railway Exhibition will be taking place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham over the weekend of 25 & 26 November.  The Supporters' Association will be in attendance with our promotional stand and a small range of books, DVDs and models. This year we are highlighting both Goods Van G.1 and Locomotive No.1 'SUTHERLAND'.

We look forward to meeting and greeting you on Stand C83.  For full details about the Exhibition, please visit the official Warley Exhibition Website.




2017 Heritage Open Days

posted 20 Aug 2017, 10:25 by IOM SRSA

Organised annually by Manx National Heritage, join in and enjoy for free the biggest heritage event on the Isle of Man, taking place this year over the weekends of 29 Sept - 1 Oct and 6 Oct - 8 Oct.  An opportunity to look behind the scenes and learn the story of a wide variety of heritage places and spaces on the Island.  Includes Steam Railway Workshop & Engine Shed tours on 30 Sept & 8 Oct, and Peel Railway Station tours on 1 Oct & 8 Oct. 

To view / download the full information leaflet, CLICK HERE.


Manx Steam Railway News - Summer 2017

posted 20 Aug 2017, 09:21 by IOM SRSA   [ updated 20 Aug 2017, 09:32 ]

The latest edition of our journal Manx Steam Railway News (No.172 Summer 2017) has been printed and is in the process of delivery to our members. 60 pages of news, views and recent events on the steam railway, historical articles of interest and a selection of colour and B&W photographs from various eras.

Copies of this edition will be available to purchase from selected retail outlets from mid September.


Members' Discussion Board Now Closed

posted 17 Aug 2017, 02:13 by IOM SRSA

The on-line IoMSRSA/IMR private discussion board (forum) which was being hosted independently has now closed.  Association members who have Facebook accounts can continue to comment on matters and discuss topics via our Facebook page www.facebook.com/iomsrsa. Inevitably, the private discussion board was not going to deliver the same level of interest and debate seen on the previous public forum, with only a handful of members actually participating. We will however continue to review the range of on-line services that we are able to offer with the administrative resources we have available.

Island at War 2017

posted 8 Aug 2017, 01:31 by IOM SRSA

This year's Island at War events take place over the weekend of 18th to 20th August with a focus on the Steam Railway, but with outlying events taking place on the Friday at the former RAF Jurby, Saturday morning at the Douglas Horse Tram stables and Saturday evening in Laxey.

Please check with event Organisers to confirm times / dates before making your travel arrangements and setting out, as events may be subject to late change or even cancellation.  For further information, please visit www.rail.im or call the Isle of Man Transport Infoline on 01624 662525.
 
  

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