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CItywing announces new Blackpool Hopper offer

CItywing announces new Blackpool Hopper offer

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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Update on repairs to Manannan & Ben-my-Chree

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

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

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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£1.6M Ben-my-Chree overhaul progressing well

£1.6M Ben-my-Chree overhaul progressing well

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company vessel Ben-my-Chree is on schedule to return to service on Wednesday (21st May) following a £1.6 million overhaul and refurbishment. The 12,500 tonne ship, which has served the Island for 16 years, went into dry dock at the end of April for her regular biennial ‘service’. The work at […]

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Launch of 2014 TT road safety campaign

Launch of 2014 TT road safety campaign

| May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Infrastructure and Isle of Man Constabulary have today, Wednesday 14 May, launched a joint road safety campaign for the 2014 Isle of Man TT. The campaign calls on bikers to be aware of the consequences of dangerous and careless riding, and to take care on the Island’s roads throughout the two-week long […]

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Number of Visiting Motorcyclists for TT 2014 up 6% on last year

Number of Visiting Motorcyclists for TT 2014 up 6% on last year

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The number of motorcyclists booked to visit TT 2014 is currently up around 6% compared with this time last year. One of the main reasons for the increase is the Steam Packet Company’s long-term charter of the freighter MV Arrow, which has allowed for early allocation of extra capacity for vehicles during the TT festival. […]

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