To help support efforts to prevent the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on the Island, Isle of Man Railways have been following advice from Public Health Isle of Man, the National Health Service, the World Health Organisation and other transport industry bodies.
In consideration of the guidance provided by these bodies we have made some important decisions to ensure the continued safety of the public and our staff.
1. All Isle of Man Heritage Railways will suspend operations from this evening 19 March 2020. The situation will be regularly reviewed in the light of ongoing developments.
2. Our famous dining car events on the steam railway and the Snaefell Summit dinners will also cease operating from today. Our teams will contact all customers who have booked for these events to make suitable alternative arrangements.
3. Port Erin Railway Museum will be closed from today and the Rush Hour on the Railways event will also be cancelled. We plan to move some of the events to our Transport Festival which is scheduled from 29th July 2020, but will be reviewed.
4. We will commence discussions with our commercial tenants and off–island travel partners to support them and mitigate the impact of the situation.
5. Any annual passes for the railways will be extended into next season to take into account the period of closure.
Isle of Man Transport, bus vannin services will continue to run to the planned timetables and people can continue to use this service safely.
Isle of Man Railways would like to thank all our customers for their support, patience and understanding during this difficult time, and we will have our unique Railways back up and running as soon as possible.