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Bus and Rail Travel Updates

Information on current and future travel disruptions.

Road Racing 2020 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 2020.

DateLocationEvent
15 & 16 May Various Roads Manx National Rally
29 & 30 May
and 1 June
Billown Circuit Pre-TT Classic races
31 May to 12 June TT Course TT Races
13 June Billown Circuit Parish Walk
20 June Various Roads Parish Walk
6 – 9 July Billown Circuit Southern 100 races
22 Aug to 4 Sept TT Course Festival of Motorcycling

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

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).

Continued Closure of Curragh Road in St Johns

Due to highway reconstruction and service ducting works Curragh Road in St. Johns is closed between Ballacraine and the Western Amenity Site entrance until the end of April 2020 or until the highway works are completed.

Bus diversions:

Service 6, 6A & 6C journeys operate via Main Road in St. Johns between Ballacraine and the Tynwald Hill Inn stops. These journeys operate as Service 5A, 5 and 5C.

The Hope is still served by Service 4 buses with the journeys from Douglas to Peel & Niarbyl diverting via Station Road.

The schooldays afternoon Service 4C from Castletown to Douglas turns at St. Johns Primary School to return to Foxdale and therefore does not serve the Main Road stops.

The afternoon Service 51 from St. Johns School is unable to serve the stops at Tynwald Close, Ballacraine or The Hope

Closure of Derby Road in Peel on Saturday 8 February

On Saturday 8 February Derby Road in Peel is closed between the Albany Road junction and Athol Place from 0600 to midnight (or until the works are completed) which results in buses being unable to serve the Peel Town Hall bus stop.

Buses for Douglas (Services 4, 5, 5C, 6) and Niarbyl (Service 4) depart the Albany Road garage stop at 1 minute after the time scheduled for the Town Hall stop.

Service 5 & 5C buses for Ramsey serve the House of Manannan and Promenade as normal then via Church Street to the Shoprite stop on Derby Road - departing the Shoprite stop 1 minute after the time scheduled for the Town Hall stop.

Service 6 & 6A journeys arriving in Peel serve the House of Manannan and Promenade as normal then to Ballawattleworth.

When the works are completed and Derby Road re-opens to through traffic then buses resume the Town Hall stop departures as normal.

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