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Travel Updates

Information on current and future travel disruptions.

Road Racing 2017 Events

DateLocationEvent
27, 28, 29 April Various Roads Manx Classic Cars
5, 6 May  Various Roads May Stages Rally
12, 13, 14 May Various Roads Cyclefest
26, 27, 29 May Billown Circuit Pre TT Classic
27 May to 9 June TT Course TT Races
10 June Billown Circuit Post TT Road Races
17 June Various Roads Parish Walk
22 June Various Cycling - British Road Championships
25 June TT Course Cycling - British Road Championships
10, 11, 12, 13 July Billown Circuit Southern 100 Road Races
19 Aug to 1 Sept TT Course Festival of Motorcycling
14, 15, 16 Sept Various Roads Rally Isle of Man

Prior to each event detailed alterations to bus services will be provided.

Highway Works in Higher Foxdale – revised from 11 March 2017

Due to the re-opening of the southbound carriageway from the Mines Road junction, with effect from Saturday 11 March Service 4C journeys no longer operate from Higher Foxdale via Tosaby Road and St Marks to Ballamodha but operate direct from Mines Road via the Shoulder Road junction.

With effect from Monday 13 March the morning Service 4C to Castle Rushen reverts to the normal route, i.e. 0803 Braaid, timber shelter - 0806 St Marks - Tosaby Road - 0817 Higher Foxdale, opposite school - 0822 Ballamodha - 0831 Ballasalla, Abbey Church entrance - Janets Corner - Castle Rushen High School.
From this date the 2nd bus which had commenced at Glen Vine ceases to operate.
The afternoon journey operates: 1550 Castle Rushen High School - 1555 Castletown Square - Ronaldsway Airport - Ballasalla - Ballamodha - 1621 Higher Foxdale. The bus used on this journey continues to have limited capacity.

The existing Service 4F, 4P & 8F journeys between Douglas, Foxdale, Peel and Niarbyl continue to operate to the temporary timetable.

View the revised timetable.

Additional Sunday and Bank Holiday buses to serve Ronaldsway Airport

Following the introduction of additional morning flight departures, extra bus journeys to serve Ronaldsway Airport from Onchan and Douglas Promenade operate as follows:

With effect from Sunday 1 May the current 0650 Service 11 journey from Douglas (Lord Street) operates as a Service 12 and commences at Watterson Lane (Cemetery) at 0625 serving Hailwood Avenue (0627) - Birch Hill (0632), Royal Avenue (0637) - Derby Castle (0640) and Douglas Promenades to depart Lord Street at 0650 and then as shown in the current timetable book between Douglas and Port St Mary.

This journey also operates on Public Holidays.

With effect from Monday 2 May additional Service 12 journeys operate on Public Holidays:

0525 Watterson Lane (Cemetery) - Hailwood Avenue (0527) - Birch Hill (0532) - Royal Avenue (0537) - Derby Castle (0540) - Douglas Promenades - Douglas, Lord Street 0550 via Groves Road and Ballasalla to arrive at Ronaldsway Airport at 0713 and Castletown Square at 0622.

0624 Castletown Square via Ronaldsway Airport, Ballasalla and Groves Road to terminate at Douglas (Lord Street) at 0700 to connect with the 0705 journey to Willaston and Birch Hill.

Timetable change from 6 February - West View in Peel

Due to lack of patronage and difficulties with illegally parked vehicles, with effect from Monday 6 February, 2017, the 0750 Service 5 departure from Peel Town Hall operates direct from Albany Road to the Tynwald Road bus shelter (0754) and NOT via North View & West View.

Closure of Bucks Road in Douglas

Due to gas main replacement, with effect from 1900 on Sunday 5 March buses are unable to use Bucks Road between the Circular Road and Kensington Road junctions.

Buses departing Douglas divert from Prospect Hill via Circular Road, Westmoreland Road, Brighton Terrace and Rosemount to Prospect Terrace.

Buses arriving in Douglas divert from Prospect Terrace via Kensington Road, Westmoreland Road and Circular Road to Prospect Hill.

Diverted services observe the normal bus stops on the diversion route.

For buses to Ramsey or Willaston the alternatives to the Trinity Church stop are either Woodbourne Square opposite Derby Road or at the Henry Bloom Noble School layby.

TT 2017

During TT bus services are subject to diversion or cancellation, details of which will be published nearer to the event.

Also, additional buses are provided during this period as follows:
An enhanced service operates between Douglas and Ramsey via Peel from Wednesday 31 May to Saturday 10 Junedetails are available here

An enhanced service operates between Douglas and Ramsey via Laxey on Sunday 4 June (Mad Sunday) and Friday 9 June (Public Holiday) - details are available here

Extra journeys operate between Castletown and Peel from Wednesday 31 May to Saturday 10 Junedetails are available here.

Closure of Cooil Road from 27 March 2017

Due to roundabout construction works, on each day from Monday 27 March until Friday 12 May the Cooil Road between the Anagh Coar Four Roads and IOM Business Park roundabouts is closed to all traffic at the B&Q exit from the Spring Valley Industrial Estate between the hours of 0930 & 1600.
At other times during this period temporary traffic lights are in place.

Service 4/4C/4F diversion
Between 0930 & 1600 all journeys divert via New Castletown Road, Annacur Lane, Cushag Road, Stevenson Way and Vicarage Road between the Anagh Coar Four Roads roundabout and the IOM Business Park - & vice versa. Diverted buses travelling towards Douglas do not pick up at the 3 stops in Stevenson Way.

In the IOM Business Park these diverted buses only serve the stop at the Manx Telecom headquarters when travelling towards Foxdale and the stop at Canada Life when travelling towards Douglas.

At times when the road is open to through traffic journeys from Foxdale operate as normal but journeys from Douglas are unable to serve the Spring Valley Industrial Estate and operate direct via Cooil Road – serving the stop at Eden Park.

During these extensive works the Douglas bound stop near to B&Q is suspended. Alternative stops are near to the IOM Business Park roundabout (for Eden Park) and at Cooil Drive.

Service 21B journeys to the IOM Business Park are unaffected.

Bus Services at Easter including Service 28

Over the Easter period bus services operate as follows: 

Good Friday (14 April) - Sunday service plus

Service 4F: 0755 & 1745 Douglas (Lord Street) to Higher Foxdale and 0818 Higher Foxdale to Douglas.

Service 12: 0532 Birch Hill, Douglas Promenades, 0550 Douglas (Lord Street) to Ronaldsway Airport and Castletown and 0624 Castletown to Douglas.

0735 Service 18K & 1715 Service 17K journeys marked as BH in the timetable book.

Summer Sunday Service 28 journeys between Port Erin and Sound via Cregneash.

Please note that Hullad Oie services DO NOT operate on this night.

 

Easter Saturday - Normal Saturday service. 

Easter Sunday - Normal Sunday service plus Summer Sunday Service 28 journeys between Port Erin and Sound via Cregneash. 

Easter Monday (17 April) - Sunday service plus

Service 17K & 18K journeys marked as BH in the timetable book.

Service 4F: 0755 & 1745 Douglas (Lord Street) to Higher Foxdale and 0818 Higher Foxdale to Douglas.

Service 12: 0532 Birch Hill, Douglas Promenades, 0550 Douglas (Lord Street) to Ronaldsway Airport and Castletown and 0624 Castletown to Douglas.

0735 Service 18K & 1715 Service 17K journeys marked as BH in the timetable book.

Summer Sunday Service 28 journeys between Port Erin and Sound via Cregneash.

Service 9 routing at Nobles Hospital

Due to the closure of the northern entrance to the Nobles Hospital Estate, with effect from Monday 10 April, 2016 (and until the introduction of the new timetable) Service 9 buses operate from the Braddan Road roundabout direct and without stopping via the hospital perimeter road (East Drive past the Hospice) to the bus shelter at Grianagh Court - then via Strang crossroads to the main hospital entrance.

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