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  1. Reynoldsway part 2. £80 million to spend on ports

    Why is it that at every other airport I use the passenger preparation and X-Ray tray loading is managed by the search staff ,whereas at Ronaldsway it is a DIY nightmare!!
  2. MLC Election 12th March 2018 - The Peoples Poll

    Mr Peake voted really well, his five votes were for the five elected.
  3. Deepwater for Cruise Ships

    It also looks like the floating pontoons might possibly have ridden over the tops of the fixed piles due to the high spring tide and very large waves.
  4. Douglas Promenade Horse Tram Tracks

    Having moved to Onchan Head eighteen months ago I have "suffered" the inconvenience of being caught behind a bus, lorry ,van, incompetent car driver etc for the whole distance between the Villa Marina and Summer Hill (in both directions) whilst we are all trapped behind a horse tram. As a consequence, I hugely support the suggestion of a single track located at the edge of the road or promenade. I have heard rumours that the reason the existing location is being retained is due to the fact that any new route would have to incorporate all legislation and safety regulations relating to a new "railroad". Leaving it where it is would appear to avoid this issue as the task then is just a track refurbishment. May or may not be true.
  5. Ronaldsway Airport

    Thanks asitis.
  6. Ronaldsway Airport

    Are we talking airframe de-icer or runway de-icer??
  7. Deepwater for Cruise Ships

    I wonder what DED's Deep Water Report will reveal ? A cursory glance at Isle of Man nautical charts would indicate that the only two locations capable of coping with an eight metre draft ship and associated land access are outside Douglas Breakwater and alongside the old breakwater in Port Erin bay. Can I claim my giant consultancy fee now ???
  8. Weather- Flight Cancellation

    I think there are boat cancellations as well.
  9. Planners rule against ice rink

    It does seem to be a "jobsworth" decision. Not only is the tent well away from any local residents but it has been there for many years now. Moreover, we need all the activities we can get for our easily bored kids. And let us not forget the large donation to charity resulting from the event.
  10. Manx Gas Standing Charges

    I'm doing my bit, changing to oil !
  11. Bent boat again?

    Recently for some reason the ships have been doing a dog leg on arrival in Douglas Bay, maybe that is what was seen?
  12. Bent boat again?

    Wonder what freight ship they are going to use; on AIS, Arrow looks to be in dry dock in Scotland?
  13. DoI wants to site tip on Douglas Promenade

    After the Richmond Hill job didn't they end up with an additional site by the old Rose Grower's place ?
  14. Promenade Resurfacing

    Whilst I accept that cars may well be driverless we will still have cars, and more people will require more "driverless" cars.
  15. Promenade Resurfacing

    Although I recognise that something needs to be done to Douglas Promenade the nmore I look at the latest proposal the more I realise it fails to address the basic needs. Just because there are apparent h and s advantages in keeping the horse tram tracks where they are, it is clear that the constantly increasing level of vehicular traffic is already being hugely restricted by the trams, this will only get worse. Consequently, I am of the view that a single track, with passing places, on the seaward edge of the road is the most viable option. This would still provide a similar number of parking slots, which is absolutely essential,; whilst at the same time giving an increased useable road width. Regarding the major planned spend in front of the Sefton, can anyone please advise me of the real benefits ? Finally, whatever we eventually do will remain with us for generations to come,I don't think we have got it anywhere near "right" yet !