Our very good friends at Isle of Man Railways have announced via their social media pages that the popular cafe at Douglas Station reopened on 29th March with new caterers in charge; this will be followed by the first dining train of the season which will depart at 7.00pm on 6th April. The statement reads as follows:-
“...the Tickethall café at the Douglas railway station is open for business again;v now that the trains are back in action for the Isle of Man Railway season, the café has resumed its operations, offering an exciting new daytime food menu. The Tickethall has some exciting plans for the future, including a refurbishment and a new menu launch in the coming weeks. Although we are undergoing refurbishment, we are still open to the public, so you can come in anytime from 9.30am until the last train leaves, seven days a week. We welcome you to come and experience the unique ambiance of the Tickethall and witness the new changes soon to come!...”
The railway season continues, with trains running to timetable “R” again from tomorrow, Thursday 30th March. Events marking the 150th anniversary of the Peel Line start on 1st July with a special day of services followed by a full festival at the end of that month with all island railways taking part in an eight day extravaganza.