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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.

25 to 27 April Various Roads Manx Classic Cars Sprint and Hillclimb
10 to 11 May Various Roads Manx National Rally
10 to 11 May Various Roads Youth Cycle Tour
24 to 27 May Billown Circuit Pre TT Classic Races
25 May to 7 June TT Course TT Races
8 June Billown Circuit Post TT Races
22 June Various Roads Parish Walk
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.

Traffic Restriction between Summer Hill and Queens Promenade

Due to service connection works large vehicles are unable to proceed from Summer Hill onto Queens Promenade. These works are expected to take until 22 April.

Bus Diversions:

Service 2 journeys to Ballachrink operate as normal

Journeys departing Ballachrink operate as Service 2A via Eskdale Road and Port Jack to Queens Promenade.

Service 13 journeys to Laxey operate via Summer Hill as normal.

Service 13 journeys from Laxey timetabled to serve Loch Promenade divert from Summerhill Road via Blackberry Lane, St. Ninian's, Rosemount and Victoria Street.

School journeys from Onchan divert via Royal Avenue.

Douglas Promenade Works – stop suspension on Loch Promenade

With effect from 0930 on Monday 11 March 2019 the bus stop beside the Villiers site on Loch Promenade is suspended until the highway reconstruction works at this location are completed.

The alternative stop to board Services 1, 2, 2A, 10, 11 & 13 travelling towards Onchan and the schooldays only Service 26C travelling to Ballabrooie is the bus stop outside the Loch Promenade Methodist Church.

The 1345 Service 3 departure from Lord Street does not serve Loch Promenade or Broadway and operates via Rosemount and Woodbourne Road to St. Ninian's.

New bus timetable commencing on Monday 22 April 2019

A new bus timetable commences on Easter Monday, 22 April 2019.

The only change to the Sunday/Public Holiday service is a 5 minute earlier departure from Ramsey for Service 5 journeys and the removal of the Public Holiday variation to the early morning Service 12 journeys with an additional journey between Douglas and Port Erin.

The primary changes are:

Service 1/1A/1H/2/2A/11/12

The introduction of a 15 minute Mondays to Saturdays daytime headway between Queens Promenade in Douglas and Port Erin. This provides a bus every 30 minutes each way in Colby and Ballabeg and a bus every 30 minutes each way along Shore Road and via Port St. Mary.

On Sunday mornings extra Service 12 journeys to replace the Public Holiday journeys between Douglas and Port Erin.

Service 3/3A

The removal of the Mondays to Fridays morning journeys via Broadway.
The replacement of Services OT and CL in the Ramsey area with the ConnectVILLAGES service.

Extra daytime Sundays journeys during the summer period 26 May to 27 October.

Service 5/5C6/6A/6C

The daily daytime journeys from Ramsey via Peel to Douglas between 0900 and 1615 departing at 5 minutes past each hour (5 minutes earlier) with the resulting operation of these journeys 5 minutes earlier throughout.

The afternoon schoolday service between Ramsey and Peel is slightly modified.

Service 21B

The termination of the 1500 journey from Lord Street on schooldays at the IOM Business Park.

Service 28

The 5 minutes later operation of all Mondays to Saturdays journeys.

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.

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