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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.

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.

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