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Manx Electric Railway

Type:Railway

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Manx Electric Railway

About

The Manx Electric Railway was built between 1893 and 1899 and connects the Island’s capital, Douglas, with Laxey in the east and Ramsey in the north.

It’s acknowledged as the longest narrow gauge vintage electric railway system in the British Isles and still uses its original Victorian and Edwardian rolling stock. In fact two of the trams in use are the oldest regularly operated tram cars in the world!

The 17 mile railway will take you along some of the most scenic stretches of railway in the British Isles. On one side you’ll experience the beautiful Manx countryside, glens and picturesque villages and to the other you’ll have far reaching views out to sea.

Trams depart from the Manx Electric Railway terminus (Derby Castle) at the Onchan end of Douglas Promenade, and can be located by the large ELECTRIC RAILWAY sign in the cliffs above. Trams also depart from Laxey and Ramsey. Although well known for its rural location there are more than 60 official stations or stops on the Manx Electric Railway network which provides a perfect opportunity to hop off and explore some of the Island’s most stunning glens and coastal areas.

Closed and open carriages which are often linked together in cooler weather to enable passengers to choose their exposure to the Manx fresh air!

Guide Prices

Tickets are available from all manned stations, and from the Conductor onboard the tram. Please see our website www.rail.im for current ticket options and fares.

The best way to get around the island is by purchasing a Go Explore card. These cards entitle you to unlimited travel on any scheduled bus and rail services for 1, 3, 5, or 7 consecutive days. Your card will activate from the first time you tap in on one of our buses, trains or trams, and that will count as your first day of travel.

If you're wanting to explore Manx National Heritage Sites across the island the Go Explore Heritage 5 day card is for you. This includes unlimited travel and unlimited access to all Manx National Heritage attractions for five days.

Go cards are available online (www.gotravel.im) or from the Welcome Centre in Douglas Sea Terminal and main stations

Facilities

Other

  • Out of Hours Visits

Accessibility

  • Disabled Accessibility - For more information on accessibility please see our website: https://www.gov.im/categories/travel-traffic-and-motoring/bus-and-rail/accessibility-information
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - An on-site cafe is available within Laxey Station, a stop-off point on the Manx Electric Railway and the Terminus for the Snaefell Mountain Railway.

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking available
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • Groups Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates - Group rates are available for groups of 20 persons or more. For large groups bookings are advisable, please contact heritagerailways@gov.im
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties - For large groups booking is advisable - please contact heritagerailways@gov.im
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted - Dog fares are available
  • Event Venue - For private hires, weddings, or group bookings please contact heritagerailways@gov.im
  • Group Friendly
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
Derby Castle, Douglas, IM2 4NR
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Opening Times

Manx Electric Railways 2021 (19 Mar 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)*

* See the 2020 timetable as a guide for 2021. If you would like to know further information on 2021 or to book please email hireme@gov.im

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Trams depart from the Manx Electric Railway terminus (Derby Castle) at the Onchan end of Douglas Promenade, and can be located by the large ‘ELECTRIC RAILWAY’ sign in the cliffs above. Trams also depart from Laxey Station and Ramsey Station.

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