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The new Journey Planner & Timetables 2014/Spring 2015 are now in place

To view the new online timetables please click here

To view Journey Planner (maps) click here

Please see below the news release issued on the 29 April 2014

New bus timetable from 3 May 2014

A revised bus timetable comes into operation across the Isle of Man on Saturday 3 May 2014.

Copies of the new Journey Planner and Timetables booklet listing all bus vannin and IoM Railways services will be available from the Welcome Centre in Douglas from Friday (2 May). The new bus schedules are now available online at

Kate Beecroft MHK, Political Member responsible for Public Transport, said: ‘A major review of the Island’s bus network was undertaken in 2010 and these further tweaks, approved by the Road Transport Licensing Committee, are evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

‘Bus vannin is increasingly commercially focused and has responded to customer feedback as much as possible in revising its services under current budgetary constraints.’

Improvements to bus services include more Sunday and evening services, notably between Douglas and the north (service 3). There’s also a new summer service 15 around Laxey village.

Full details of the changes to services coming into operation on 3 May can be found below.

Services to and from the south (1, 1A, 2, 10, 11, 11A, 12, 12A)

Minor changes with a slightly earlier first departure from Port St Mary at 0532 (currently 0537), a later first bus to depart Douglas at 0550 (currently 0535) and a more comprehensive service in the evenings.

Service 3, 3A, X3

Additional early X3 journey at 0715 from Ramsey. Daily evening services significantly enhanced to hourly frequency. Sunday service to be hourly through to Ramsey (previously hourly to Laxey, then two hourly between Laxey and Ramsey).

Service 4, 4A

Service re-timed.

Services 5, 5C ,X5 ,6 ,6A and 6C

No major changes except removal of the Jurby section on daytime service 5 journeys and the extension of daytime Douglas to Peel service 6 journeys to serve Ballawattleworth. Morning X5 service to pick up at Snugborough shelter in addition to Greeba, Crosby and Glen Vine (one stop in each only).

Service 8

Sunday timetable to be changed from last year. New journey over Sloc in morning (requested by walkers) and journeys continue to Peel during the day (stopped in St John’s last year).

Service 9

New service introduced to replace section of service 23 between Noble’s Hospital, Ballaughton Manor Hill and Douglas town centre. Through tickets to Johnny Watterson’s Lane and Governor’s Hill (using service 1A which interconnects with this service) will be available on this service.

Services 13 and 15

No major changes to 13. It will be operated mainly with Sprinter City45 minibus. Service 15 will operate around Laxey village with a Sprinter City 45 minibus from 9 June to 31 August.

Services 17 to 20 (Ramsey to northern villages)

Minor changes to replace Jurby sections no longer on service 5. All service 17 and 18 journeys operate in the same direction around Jurby as service 19.

Service 23

Daytime service withdrawn.

Service 26, 27

Service 26 will no longer serve both Ballabrooie and Tromode on every journey. Service 26 will operate to Ballabrooie with new service 27 operating to Tromode Park Estate. Both return via Willaston to lower Douglas.

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