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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).

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.

Closure of Curragh Road, St Johns from 21 October 2019

Due to the highway reconstruction works Curragh Road in St. Johns is to be closed between Ballacraine and the Western Amenity Site entrance until 18 January 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.

PokerStars Rally – Saturday 9 November 2019

Part of the Peel to Kirk Michael coast road is closed from 0900 to 1530.
Diversions to bus Service 5.

0950, 1050, 1250 and 1450 Peel to Ramsey journeys divert from Derby Road (Highwayman roundabout) in Peel via Poortown Road and Cronk-y-Voddy to Kirk Michael.

0830, 0905, 1005, 1205 and 1405 Ramsey to Peel journeys divert from Kirk Michael via Cronk-y-Voddy and Poortown Road to Derby Road (Highwayman roundabout) in Peel.

Remembrance Day – Sunday 10 November 2019

Service 1, 2A & 11 changed Douglas departure point and diversions due to the closure of Harris Promenade in Douglas between 1030 and 1200.

The 1025, 1045, 1105, 1125 & 1145 Service 1, 2A and 11 departures from Loch Promenade depart from Lord Street Shelter D and operate via Ridgeway Street, Bucks Road and Broadway to Central Promenade.

All journeys from Central Promenade to Lower Douglas divert via Broadway, Bucks Road and Victoria Street.

Service 1, 2A, 11 & 12 Bus diversions due to the closure of Main Road in Onchan between 0920 & 1145.

The 1025, 1045 & 1125 Service 1 & 11 departures from Lower Douglas (from Stop D on Lord Street) divert from Queens Promenade via Summer Hill to Avondale Road).

The 1105 Service 2A departures from Lower Douglas (from Stop D on Lord Street) diverts from Port Jack via Eskdale Road, Harbour Road, Groudle Road and Windermere Drive to Ballachrink.

The 1044 Service 1 departures from Hailwood Avenue and the 1106 Service 12 departures from Birch Hill divert from Avondale Road via Summer Hill to Queens Promenade.

During the period of bus diversions Service 1/2A/11/12 buses are unable to serve the bus stops on Falkland Drive and Royal Avenue.

Port Jack is only served by Service 2A and diverted Service 3/3A journeys.

Service 3 & 3A bus diversions due to the closure of Main Road in Onchan between 0920 & 1145.

The 0915 departure from Lord Street Stand D is subject to slight delay at the Manx Arms.

The 1015 & 1115 departures from Lord Street Stand D divert from Woodbourne Road via York Road, Broadway, the Promenades, Port Jack, Eskdale Road and Windermere Drive to Laxey.

The 0845 departure from Ramsey is subject to slight delay at Whitebridge Road.

The 1015 departure from Ramsey diverts from the Whitebridge via Windermere Drive, Eskdale Road, Port Jack, the Promenades, Broadway and York Road to Woodbourne Road.

During the period of bus diversions Service 3/3A buses are unable to serve the bus stops on Glencrutchery Road, Victoria Road, St. Ninian’s or Onchan, Governors Road.

Armistice Day – Monday 11 November 2019

Service 1, 1H & 2 changed Douglas departure point and diversions due to the closure of Harris Promenade in Douglas between 1045 and 1130.

The departures from Loch Promenade at 1050, 1105 & 1120 depart from Lord Street Stand E and operate via Ridgeway Street, Bucks Road and Broadway to Central Promenade.

All journeys from Central Promenade to Lower Douglas divert via Broadway, Bucks Road and Victoria Street.

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