Bus and Rail Travel Updates

Information on current and future travel disruptions.

Port Erin Upper Promenade works

Due to road surface repair works on the Upper Promenade in Port Erin, buses are unable to turn into Bay View Road from Wednesday 10 January 2018 until the
works are completed.

Bus Diversions

All services departing the Port Erin Railway Station stop (Services 1, 2A, 11, 12, 28) divert via Church Road and Bridson Street (no stop) to Bay View Road.

During this period of diversion the only buses to serve the Nelson Street bus stop on Bay View Road are the Service 28 & 63 journeys from Bradda.

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.

Timetable Change - Service 19C on schooldays

With effect from Monday 7 January 2019 the 0740 Service 19C (schooldays only) journey operates in a clockwise direction in the Ballaugh Cronk area with the route operated being: 

  • Ballamona Straight
  • Ballaugh Cronk
  • Killane
  • Jurby West
  • Ballavarran Road

The revised timings are:

  • 0754  Ballaugh Cronk
  • 0756  Jurby West

All other times for this journey are unchanged.

Douglas Promenade Works - Broadway Restriction from 25 February 2019

Due to cable replacement works the right turn lane from Broadway onto the Promenade is closed until 19 April 2019.

Bus Diversions:

The Mondays to Fridays 1015 Service 3 journey from Ramsey to Douglas operates from St. Ninian's via Woodbourne Road and Bucks Road to Lower Douglas.

The schooldays only Service 35 journey diverts from Glen Falcon Road via York Road and Bucks Road to Lower Douglas.

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.