Manx Electric Railway
Take an unforgettable journey along the east coast on this unique railway which dates back over 100 years.
The Manx Electric Railway was built between 1893 and 1899 and connects the Island’s capital, Douglas, with Laxey in the east and Ramsey in the north.
It’s acknowledged as the longest narrow gauge vintage electric railway system in the British Isles and still uses its original Victorian and Edwardian rolling stock. In fact two of the trams in use are the oldest regularly operated tram cars in the world!
The 17 mile railway will take you along some of the most scenic stretches of railway in the British Isles. On one side you’ll experience the beautiful Manx countryside, glens and picturesque villages and to the other you’ll have far reaching views out to sea.
Although well known for its rural location there are more than 60 official stations or stops on the Manx Electric Railway network which provides a perfect opportunity to hop off and explore some of the Island’s most stunning glens and coastal areas.
Season and Tickets
The Manx Electric Railway runs from March 17th to November 4th. Trams depart from the Manx Electric Railway terminus on Douglas Promenade, from Laxey or from Ramsey.
The journey from Douglas to Ramsey takes around 90 minutes. Passengers can alight at Laxey in order to board the Snaefell Mountain Railway.
Tickets can be purchased from the Manx Electric Railway stations or from the Welcome Centre at the Sea Terminal. A return journey from Douglas to Ramsey costs £11.60 for adults and £5.80 for children.
The Manx Electric Railway can be hired privately and group visits are welcomed. Disabled access is available and wheelchair passengers can be accommodated with prior notice.
If you’re a railway enthusiast consider taking part in a driver’s experience day where you’ll take control of a vintage tram and drive it along the main line of the working railway. These days run on selected dates throughout the season.
For more information telephone 01624 697419.