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Adding MER cycle lane 'not financially viable'

Infrastructure Minister dismisses calls to cut service to one track

Reducing the Manx Electric Railway to a single track operation would cut the service by two-thirds without reducing operating costs.

That's according to the Infrastructure Minister, who was asked whether one track could be converted into a walking and cycling lane at this week's sitting of the House of Keys.

Ray Harmer dismissed the suggestion, stating the cost implications would be too great.

However, he confirmed there are plans to repurpose a former railway line for active travel:

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