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Calls for investigation into tram safety

An SMR carriage, circa 1900 (Credit: iMuseum)

Society says passengers need reassurance

There have been calls for an independent investigation into safety and maintenance on the Island's trams.

It's after an incident where a Snaefell Mountain Railway carriage suffered from 'brake failure'.

The Manx Electric Railway Society (MERS) says a full and public review now needs to take place to reassure passengers.

Emergency controls had to be used to stop the carriage, as it lost power descending from the summit on Friday.

Society secretary Julian Nutter says that should not be taken lightly:

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