Bus and Rail Travel Updates
Information on current and future travel disruptions.
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.
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.
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.
New bus timetable commencing on Monday 22 April 2019
A new bus timetable commences on Easter Monday, 22 April 2019.
The only change to the Sunday/Public Holiday service is a 5 minute earlier departure from Ramsey for Service 5 journeys and the removal of the Public Holiday variation to the early morning Service 12 journeys with an additional journey between Douglas and Port Erin.
The primary changes are:
The introduction of a 15 minute Mondays to Saturdays daytime headway between Queens Promenade in Douglas and Port Erin. This provides a bus every 30 minutes each way in Colby and Ballabeg and a bus every 30 minutes each way along Shore Road and via Port St. Mary.
On Sunday mornings extra Service 12 journeys to replace the Public Holiday journeys between Douglas and Port Erin.
The removal of the Mondays to Fridays morning journeys via Broadway.
The replacement of Services OT and CL in the Ramsey area with the ConnectVILLAGES service.
Extra daytime Sundays journeys during the summer period 26 May to 27 October.
The daily daytime journeys from Ramsey via Peel to Douglas between 0900 and 1615 departing at 5 minutes past each hour (5 minutes earlier) with the resulting operation of these journeys 5 minutes earlier throughout.
The afternoon schoolday service between Ramsey and Peel is slightly modified.
The termination of the 1500 journey from Lord Street on schooldays at the IOM Business Park.
The 5 minutes later operation of all Mondays to Saturdays journeys.
Timetable change from 20 May - Morning Services 11 and 1H from Port Erin
Commencing on Monday 20 May 2019 the 0727 Service 11 the 0731 Service 1H departures from Port St. Mary operate as follows.
|Port St. Mary||0727||0731|
|Port Erin, dep||0735||0748|
|School Hill shelter||--||0805|
|Douglas, Victoria Street||0832||0837|
|Douglas, Loch Prom, dep||0837||0850|
|Douglas, Lord Street||0919||0945|
These changes alter which buses serve Castletown Square and Ronaldsway Airport with departures from Castletown Square to Douglas from 0700 to 0900 at 0710, 0724, 0739, 0756, 0801 (via the IOM Business Park), 0832 and 0854.
All other morning buses from Port Erin to Douglas are unchanged.