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They were actually losing only about £200K a year fairly consistently.  The Corpy only got rid of them because their Councillors revolted against a scheme of Christian's for an expensive rebuild of th

You must be glad to be in England with such a top notch team running the place.

Tesla tower. Douglas head. Gosh you guys are so negative 

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6 hours ago, MANANNAN said:

Thought some of the members might be interested in a new campaign to re-open the Douglas to Peel Railway. 

IoM Newspapers have already covered it the campaign

 

If your interested in signing, you can find the petition here and keep up to date at Twitter and Facebook

Kippers by Rail anyone? 

You're too late, April 1st has been and gone already.

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4 minutes ago, Derek Flint said:

Timing is everything. This is precisely the sort of low point to it, high spend infrastructure project we need right now to build our way out of recession.

Or you build something which is actually needed.

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5 minutes ago, GD4ELI said:

Or you build something which is actually needed.

Like an f'ing monorail from douglas to peel. Can keep the cycleway and footpath beneath it.

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"Isle Of Man Railways would benefit from being able to operate Commuter Services to Peel, similar to those operating from Port Erin"

The first train to Douglas gets in at 11 and last leaves before 5.

 

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14 minutes ago, Declan said:

"Isle Of Man Railways would benefit from being able to operate Commuter Services to Peel, similar to those operating from Port Erin"

The first train to Douglas gets in at 11 and last leaves before 5.

 

those times would maybe suit government employees,  they'd arrive early and have to hang around bit waiting to go home but it could work.

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There needs to be a differentiation between the toy train method of transport, and a proper modern transport system. The victorian money sucking stuff is a hobby for some, not a serious attempt at transport. Until we have a transport policy which embraces transport as a means of reducing vehicle traffic and fits with an environment policy, then playing at trains is a hobby the taxpayers can't afford. In what boardroom would you have sold the proposition, that you were going to spend millions on the prom, putting local businesses out of business or at risk of going out of business, in order to install a loss making tram system drawn by some horses in the vain hope of attracting a few tourists ! Get the victoriana out of the transport system and do some forward thinking. In the plentiful days of the past this may have been a smart idea with modern transport but now seems the wrong time !

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Modern tram systems with on-board batteries can operate with stretches away from the overhead lines (several examples in European cities with historic centres) - a modern tram could operate in the short section of the prom possibly as far as North Quay and Tesco/Bus garage via the Sea Terminal - likewise if you choose to rebuild the Douglas-Peel as a tram line then you could operate with unpowered sections where it crosses roads - whether this is an economic system I'm not sure tho there is now considerable commuter traffic Peel to Douglas following the building of the Poortown Rd dormitory estate

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8 hours ago, MANANNAN said:

Thought some of the members might be interested in a new campaign to re-open the Douglas to Peel Railway. 

IoM Newspapers have already covered it the campaign

If your interested in signing, you can find the petition here and keep up to date at Twitter and Facebook

Kippers by Rail anyone? 

Thanks I literally pissed myself laughing at that on Facebook. A load of social misfits want us to spend the thick end of £50M on an unneeded railways route. 

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