Covid-19 Coronavirus

Bus and Rail Travel Updates

Information on current and future travel disruptions.

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 Mid-June 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

Ramsey Cottage Hospital for Minor Injuries

Ramsey Cottage Hospital will become the receiving centre for all patients with minor injuries from 8am, Wednesday 18 March. The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) in Ramsey is open from 8am until 8pm seven days a week, staffed by a team of nurse practitioners skilled in the management of minor injuries and supported by an orthopaedic specialist clinician and x-ray facilities. Serious injuries will continue to be dealt with at Noble's Hospital ED.

If customers are at Nobles and requested to go to Ramsey Cottage Hospital the number 5 bus departs at 20 minutes past each hour.

The number 3 (from Lord Street) is also an option but terminates at Ramsey Bus Station. If customers board this bus please let the driver know the Cottage Hospital is required. The driver will then radio the ConnectVILLAGES team to do the transfer.

For returning from the Cottage Hospitals please call +44 1624 697440 and the connectVILLAGES team will take customers to Ramsey bus station for the onward journey. 

Bus service update - payment on buses

All buses are now cash free and we have set up some new stations to support with Go Card top ups listed in the table below, however a preferred way is to top up your Go Cards online by visiting www.bus.im/gocards.

The £2 fee for a Go Card is temporarily waived and these can be picked up and topped up at the following locations:

Places that sell/top up cards Updated Opening Hours
Monday - Friday Saturday Sunday
Lord Street Old Police Station 08:00- 18:00 08:00-17:00 CLOSED
Port Erin Railway Station 08:00-16:00 CLOSED CLOSED
Castletown Railway Station 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 CLOSED
Peel,  Derby Lodge - (50 meters down from Town Hall)  10:30-15:30 CLOSED CLOSED
Ramsey Bus Depot 06:30- 17:00 06:30- 13:00 08:30 - 13:00

 Port Erin Railway Station will be closed for the sale/top up of Go Cards on Friday 3 April. We apologise for any inconvenience

Stay safe during your journey and please respect social distancing.

Bus services from Monday 11 May 2020

Service 1,1A,2A,11,12: Douglas to Castletown, Port Erin & Port St. Mary

Mondays to Saturdays:

An enhanced Sundays timetable operates which has additional morning journeys between Port Erin/Port St. Mary and Douglas as shown below.

The timetable can be viewed online

Sundays:

The normal Sundays timetable operates.

Service 3,3A,X3: Douglas to Laxey and Ramsey

Mondays to Fridays:             

A slightly changed Saturdays timetable operates with the Sunday evening frequency after 1900. The timetable can be viewed online.

Saturdays:                         

The winter Sundays timetable operates plus additional journeys and the daytime Service 3A journeys operate as Service 3. The timetable can be viewed online

Sundays:

The normal Sundays timetable operates.

Service 4,4B: Douglas to Saddlestone, Foxdale, Peel and Niarbyl

Mondays to Saturdays:         

The Saturday service operates and can be viewed online.

There are no journeys on Service 14B.

No Sunday service.

Service 5,5C,6,6A,6C: Douglas to Peel, Kirk Michael and Ramsey

Mondays to Fridays:             

The Sundays timetable operates from 0900 with early morning changes to provide enhanced additional journeys similar to Saturdays and the 1807 departure from Douglas to Peel continues to Ramsey as Service 5C. The timetable can be viewed online.

Saturdays:                         

The Sundays timetable operates from 0900 with early morning changes to provide additional journeys similar to Saturdays and the 1807 departure from Douglas to Peel continues to Ramsey as Service 5C. The timetable can be viewed online.

Sundays:                           

The normal Sundays timetable operates with the Service 5 at 2207 from Douglas to Peel and the Service 5 at 2140 from Peel to Douglas operating via Nobles Hospital.

Service 13: No service

Service 17K, 18K: Bride, Andreas and Jurby to Ramsey

Mondays to Fridays:             

Two single Service 18K journeys operate at 0622 and 0740. Then ConnectVILLAGES operates from 0830 to serve the north of the Island.

Saturdays:

ConnectVILLAGES operates from 0630.

Sundays:

The advertised Service 17K & 18K journeys operate at 1035, 1235, 1435, 1535 & 1635.

Service 21,21B,21H: Douglas to Anagh Coar, Farmhill and Nobles Hospital

Mondays to Fridays:             

An enhanced Sundays timetable operates to provide extra journey in the morning together with a 30 minute service during the daytime alternating between the IOM Business Park (Service 21B at 35 minutes past each hour from Lord Street) and Nobles Hospital (Service 21H at 05 minutes past each hour from Lord Street). The timetable can be viewed online.

Saturdays:                         

The Sundays timetable operates with the following changes.

Extra morning journeys operate from Lord Street at 0605 (Service 21H to Nobles Hospital, returning at 0626) and 0830 (Service 21B to IOM Business Park, returning at 0852).  The Service 21 journeys at 0905, 1005, 1105, 1205, 1405, 1705 & 1805 operate as Service 21B (via IOM Business Park). The timetable can be viewed online.

Sundays:

The normal Sundays timetable operates.

Service 22,22H,25,25H: Douglas to Willaston, Hailwood Avenue and Birch Hill

Mondays to Saturdays:      

The Saturdays timetable operates. The timetable can be viewed online

Sundays:  

Willaston, Hailwood Avenue and Birch Hill are services by the Sundays Service 1, 11 & 12 service.

Service 28: No service

Service 29: No service

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