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).

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.

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.

Bus Diversions:

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.