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|
|School Hill shelter||--||0805|
|Douglas, Victoria Street||0832||0837|
|Douglas, Loch Prom, dep||0837||0850|
|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.
Royal Manx Agricultural Show – 9 & 10 August 2019
Service 4G operates between St. John’s and the showfield at Knockaloe on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 August.
Full details are available in the downloadable timetable.
Viking Longboat Races in Peel - Saturday 20 July 2019
Due to the road closures in connection with this event all daytime Service 5 & 6 journeys from Douglas are unable to serve the bus stops at the House of Manannan and Peel Promenade.
On arrival in Peel from Douglas all Service 5 & 6 journeys operate direct via Albany Road to the Peel Town Hall stop.
Service 5 journeys to Ramsey then depart the Town Hall stop at the normal time.
Service 6 journeys to Ballawattleworth depart the Town Hall stop at 11 minutes past each hour via Christian Street and Peveril Road.
If the Longboat Races are postponed then buses operate via the House of Manannan and Peel Promenade as normal and the alternative day for the races is Sunday 21 July when the above diversions will apply.
Gran Fondo Cycling Event - Sunday 21 July 2019
There are various road closures in connection with this event and buses are diverted as shown below.
Service 6 Station Road in St. John’s is closed 1200 to 1400
The 1237 & 1337 departures from Douglas and the 1223 & 1323 departures from Peel Town Hall operate direct via Main Road in St Johns between Tynwald Inn and Ballacraine and NOT via Curragh Road and The Hope.
Service 17K & 18K There are various road closures in the north of the Island including between St. Jude’s and Ramsey
The 1035 and 1535 Service 17K journeys operate (with event assistance) as a Service 18K as follows:
1035 1535 Ramsey Bus Station
1045 1545 Bride, Ayre View
via Kimmeragh Road
1052 1552 Andreas, school shelter
via St. Jude’s and Summerhill Road
1103 1603 Jurby, Bretney
1105 1605 Jurby, Industrial Estate
1107 1607 Jurby, Threshold shelter
1109 1609 Sandygate
1113 1613 St. Jude’s
1124 1624 Ramsey Bus Station
The Service 18K departures from Jurby at 1307, 1507 & 1707 operate (with event assistance) via Jurby Road as timetabled.
The 1230 Service 8R from Peel via Niarbyl and Round Table to Port Erin operates as timetabled between Niarbyl and the Round Table with event assistance.