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Bellozanne Chimney demolished

| July 4, 2014

Raffertys, the contractor working on behalf of Transport and Technical Services has now finished the demolition of the old incinerator chimney at Bellozanne. The Bellozanne incinerator and chimney was originally retained to be ready in case there were teething problems with the new EfW when it first started operation.  However, it was never needed and […]

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CItywing announces new Blackpool Hopper offer

| July 1, 2014

Citywing is excited to announce its new ‘Blackpool Hopper’ offer, which allows passengers to take advantage of even lower fares on selected flights between the Isle of Man and Blackpool. The new offer lets customers book certain flights on Citywing’s Blackpool route between July and November for just £23.95 one way including all taxes and […]

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Le Bourg Coastal Repairs Completed

| June 23, 2014

Transport and Technical Services (TTS) has now completed the repairs to the coastal walls at La Bourg. Le Bourg was an area hard hit by the storms at the beginning of the year and suffered serious damage to the sea walls and their foundations. Repairs were needed as soon as possible and TTS wasted no […]

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Update on repairs to Manannan & Ben-my-Chree

| June 12, 2014

Manannan services on Tuesday, June 17th are being cancelled to allow the damage caused to one of her engines by fishing gear during TT week to be repaired. The fast craft had to operate on slightly reduced power for the last few days of the TT festival after ingesting discarded fishing gear which damaged a […]

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Manannan operating on reduced power after damage caused by fishing gear

| June 6, 2014

Manannan will be operating on slightly reduced power for the remainder of the TT period after ingesting discarded fishing gear which has damaged a shaft bearing on one of her four engines. With the damaged engine operating at reduced power, there may be some slight delays to departure/arrival times as a result of longer crossing […]

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Final ferry statistics reveal busiest TT since 2007

| June 5, 2014

Final ferry passenger figures for TT2014 show a significant increase of 7.5% in the number of motorcycles that visited the Island, making it the busiest festival since the Centenary TT in 2007. Statistics from the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company reveal it will have carried 12,050 motorbikes and 36,800 passengers to the Island between […]

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Trail Riders reminded to ‘Stay On the Right Track’

| June 4, 2014

Following recent high profile publicity regarding damage to the upland tracks, the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is asking TT visitors and locals to ride responsibly when exploring the Island’s Greenway Roads. During the past week, the Department has become aware of groups of trail riders straying from the upland tracks onto open heathland. […]

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Rouge Bouillon road closure on Thursday night

| May 28, 2014

On Thursday 29 May, Transport and Technical Service (TTS) will be making final repairs to the area of road in Rouge Bouillon near to its junction with Midvale Road and the road will have to be closed during the evening and overnight. A void in the road was found in the road at this location […]

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sle of Man Steam Packet Company TT 2015 bookings experience first day increase of 41%

| May 28, 2014

The first day of Isle of Man Steam Packet Company bookings for the 2015 TT saw a substantial increase compared with last year, with almost 7,000 passengers booked to travel in just 10 hours. The Company started taking reservations at 8.30am on Bank Holiday Monday (26th May), and by 6.30pm more than 2,500 bookings had […]

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‘Read the Signs’ phone app launched ahead of TT 2014

| May 28, 2014

A new mobile phone app which allows motorists to keep up to date with local road closures and driving conditions has been launched by the Department of Infrastructure. The free ‘readthesigns’ app is available for iphone and android and allows users to check what information is being shown on the 10 Matrix signs around the […]

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