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Bus and Rail Travel Updates

Information on current and future travel disruptions.

Road Racing 2019 Events

Bus services are liable to diversion or cancellation due to the various events which occur on our Island. Below is a list of some of the main events for 2019.

8 to 11 July Billown Circuit Southern 100 Races
14 July Douglas Promenade Douglas Carnival
17 – 31 August TT Course Festival of Motorcycling
November Various Roads Pokerstars Rally

Prior to each event detailed alterations to bus services will be provided.

Timetable change from 20 May - Morning Services 11 and 1H from Port Erin

Commencing on Monday 20 May 2019 the 0727 Service 11 the 0731 Service 1H departures from Port St. Mary operate as follows.

Port St. Mary 0727 0731
Port Erin, dep 0735 0748
Colby 0744 0757
Castletown Square 0756 --
School Hill shelter -- 0805
Ronaldsway Airport 0804 --
Ballasalla 0809 0814
Douglas, Victoria Street 0832 0837
Douglas, Loch Prom, dep 0837 0850
Birch Hill 0855 --
Hailwood Avenue 0900 0907
Willaston, school 0904 --
Nobles Hospital -- 0918
Douglas, Lord Street 0919 0945

These changes alter which buses serve Castletown Square and Ronaldsway Airport with departures from Castletown Square to Douglas from 0700 to 0900 at 0710, 0724, 0739, 0756, 0801 (via the IOM Business Park), 0832 and 0854.

All other morning buses from Port Erin to Douglas are unchanged.

Change to bus stop location in Lord Street from Monday 2 September

Due to the Douglas regeneration works, with effect from Monday 2 September 2019 buses are unable to use Shelter A at Lord Street until March 2020.

The alternative boarding location for Services 4, 4C, 10, 21, 21A, 21B, 21H & 29 is on North Quay beside the car park.

Closure of Beach Road in Port St. Mary from Monday 30 September

Due to water main replacement works, Beach Road between Shore Road and Port St. Mary Promenade is to be closed for up to 3 months.

Buses between the Shore Hotel and Port St. Mary Promenade operate via Castletown Road, Four Roads and past Port St. Mary Station - and vice versa.

The Service 2A journeys departing Douglas at 2140 (Mondays to Saturdays) and 2240 (Fridays & Saturdays) operate direct from Four Roads to Port Erin to then  operate to Port St. Mary.

The Service 11 journeys from Port Erin to Port St. Mary then operate at 2225 (Mondays to Saturdays) and 2325 (Fridays & Saturdays).

Broadway closure in Douglas from Monday 30 September

Due to the Promenade works Broadway is closed between the Derby Road and  Promenade junctions for up to 5 weeks.

Bus Diversions:

The schooldays only 0820 Service 26C is unable to serve Loch and Harris Promenades and departs from Stand A on North Quay to operate via Woodbourne Road, Derby Road and Glen Falcon Road to Ballaquayle Road.

The schooldays only Service 35 journey diverts from Glen Falcon Road via York Road and Bucks Road to Lower Douglas.

The afternoon Mondays to Fridays Service 42 and Wednesdays Service 41 terminate at Derby Castle.

Buses to the Spring Valley Industrial Estate from 14 October 2019

With immediate effect, and for up to 3 weeks, the exit from the Spring Valley Industrial Estate to Cooil Road is closed – with traffic only being allowed entry towards the Post Office.

Service 4 and 4C buses are therefore unable to serve the Spring Valley Industrial Estate.

For travel to Foxdale, Peel or Castletown the alternative stop is the layby beside Jacksons.

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