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.
|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).
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.
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.
Christmas and New Year bus services
During the Christmas period bus services operate as follows:
|Friday 20 Dec||Schoolday service + additional 0115 Hullad Oie/Night Owl|
|Saturday 21 Dec||Saturday service + additional 0115 Hullad Oie/Night Owl|
|Sunday 22 Dec||Sunday service|
|Monday 23 Dec||"Not schoolday" service|
|Tuesday 24 Dec||"Not schoolday" service|
|Christmas Day||No service|
|St. Stephens Day (26)||Public Holiday Service|
|Friday 27 Dec||"Not schoolday" service + additional 0115 Hullad Oie/Night Owl|
|Saturday 28 Dec||Saturday service + additional 0115 Hullad Oie/Night Owl|
|Sunday 29 Dec||Sunday service|
|Monday 30 Dec||"Not schoolday" service|
|Tuesday 31 Dec||"Not schoolday" service + additional 0115 Hullad Oie/Night Owl|
|New Year's Day||Public Holiday Service|
|Thursday 2 Jan||"Not schoolday" service|
|Friday 3 Jan||"Not schoolday" service|
|Saturday 4 Jan||Saturday service|
|Sunday 5 Jan||Sunday service|
|Monday 6 Jan||Schoolday service|
This information is also available as a PDF download.
Broadway closure in Douglas - 0500 on Thursday 5 to 1600 on Monday 9 December
Due to the Promenade works Broadway is closed between the Derby Road and Promenade junctions.
The schooldays only 0820 Service 26C is unable to serve Loch and Harris Promenades and departs from Stand B on Lord Street to operate via Woodbourne Road, Derby Road and Glen Falcon Road to Ballaquayle Road.
The schooldays only Service 35 journey diverts from Glen Falcon Road via York Road and Bucks Road to Lower Douglas.
The afternoon Thursday, Friday and Monday Service 42 terminates at Derby Castle.