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Rail safety compliance under review

Investigation launches into Snaefell incident

The safety of the Island's electric railways will come under the spotlight as an investigation into a recent brake failure gets underway.

It follows an incident last week where a Snaefell Mountain Railway carriage lost power whilst descending from the summit.

No one was injured in the scare, but concerns have been raised and a probe launched.

Trams will operate at a reduced speed as the investigation continues.

Director of Environment, Safety and Health at DEFA, Bernard Warden, says the aim is clear: