Modern tram service from Ramsey/Peel/South to Capital

A fast tram to Douglas (not steam) workers can use and tourists alike.  Going straight into Douglas.

Why the contribution is important

Presently the bus journey down south and Ramsey is slow, roads are bad.  We need to modernise, then people could commute properly.  I have heard tourists tell me the Island is difficult to get around and getting from parts of the island to the airpor,t involves 2 buses/no direct fast link.

by Shale on April 10, 2017 at 04:14PM

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  • Posted by Flossie April 10, 2017 at 16:48

    Good idea. There should also be electric trams along the promenade and no traffic - instead have parking at summerland and near the Bowl (Pulrose) with the two main routes being traffic free (except for deliveries before 8 am and after 6 pm). This would also improve the Island's environment.
    Cycle paths / walking paths should also be accommodated to encourage safe cycling.
  • Posted by Hard_Pressed_Taxpayer April 11, 2017 at 08:59

    HAHAHAHAHA! The idea is to save £25 MILLION, not spend an extra £2.5 BILLION.

    You Jokers are amusing!
  • Posted by ManxVoter April 11, 2017 at 09:37

    There should certainly be a fast electric commuter tram service from Ramsey, and a train from Port Erin

    The pollution from all the cars that make this journey each day is bad
  • Posted by Shale April 11, 2017 at 11:36

    The upkeep of the archaic steam railways we currently have is taking all the money anyway. Cut down on these hobbyist trains and invest in proper modern transport. Even Blackpool trams which are lit up are better than ours and they are a mega tourist attraction at the illuminations every Winter.
  • Posted by Manannan April 26, 2017 at 19:51

    Infrastructure is key to economic development.
    If the railway systems were properly developed to take modern trains (dual rail maybe - might need some bridges rebuilding too), then commuters could use.
    UK Government spending billions on Crossrail for next 100 years. Not saying IoM needs to spend as much obviously, but if ever going to reduce road usage...
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