Bus and Rail News

School’s train mural improves railway station site

A Douglas school has linked up with Douglas railway station contractors to improve the appearance of the building site while a £1.2million refurbishment is...
Monday, 20 June 2016

New bus stop signs

Bus vannin is updating its 850 bus stop signs across the Isle of Man.  All the old maroon signs that date from 2009 will be replaced with new flags featuring...
Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Free WiFi on buses

Bus vannin is rolling out free WiFi on all its services.  In line with the Isle of Man Government’s Digital Strategy the majority of bus vannin buses will...
Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Railway volunteers thanked

Isle of Man Railways has paid tribute to its teams of volunteers who have provided more than 1,000 hours of unpaid assistance during 2015.  Volunteer groups...
Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Isle of Man Railways models on sale

Detailed scale models of loco No. 12 Hutchinson and tramcar 21 have been unveiled by Isle of Man Railways.  The 1:76 scale exclusive collectibles are the...
Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Heritage Railways pull in more passengers

The Isle of Man’s 46-mile network of heritage railways continues to attract increasing numbers of passengers thanks to innovations of luxury steam train dining...
Monday, 23 November 2015

Next stop announcements to be trialled on buses

Bus vannin is to trial making passenger announcements on some of its double deckers on the 3 and 3A services between Ramsey and Douglas. Voice announcements...
Friday, 16 October 2015

Ballure Bridge wins in Light Rail Awards

Rebuilding Ballure Bridge on the Manx Electric Railway has been recognised by the industry as a remarkable feat of engineering. The £1.2million project was...
Thursday, 8 October 2015

Go social with bus vannin

Bus vannin has launched a dedicated Facebook page to give customers greater access to service information.  Alf Lloyd, Head of Operations, said: ‘Our...
Friday, 25 September 2015

Sophie the Dog receives travel card

A frequent passenger on the Isle of Man Steam Railway has been presented with a special travel card.  Sophie the Dog, who travels regularly with her owner...
Monday, 14 September 2015