Re-Open the Douglas to Peel Railway Line

Re-Open the Douglas to Peel Railway Line

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This is a petition to the Isle Of Man Government to demonstrate the support for re-introducing the Railway Service between Douglas and Peel. 

Peel would benefit from a direct Rail link to Douglas, bringing Tourism and increased visitor numbers. Many Manx people combine a day out with a Train Trip, and adding Peel to the network with it's Castle and Museums would increase Peels visitor numbers. Castletown and Port Erin in particular are popular leisure destinations for Manx Residents and Tourists alike, Railway Services would allow Peel and St John's to similarly benefit. The Railway would reduce congestion, particularly during TT and Festival Of Motorcycling Periods. There are also many visitors who only travel by Rail, visiting the Island during Rush Hour and Transport Festival and do not go to Peel. By reopening the Railway, visitors to the City would increase and Peel would become a very attractive Day Trip Destination.

Isle Of Man Railways would benefit from being able to operate Commuter Services to Peel, similar to those operating from Port Erin, bringing in more revenue and getting people out of their cars. The Isle Of Man has declared a Climate Emergency, so an expanded Rail Network would be a way to reduce car usage. The IMR would be able to offer more varied destinations for the Dining Car, allowing diversification of the current offering. Evenings in Castletown, Port Erin, St John's and Peel could all be offered as destinations. And, of course, the re-opening of the Western Line would be a huge attraction for Railway Visitors. Visitor numbers during re-opening events could mirror, or exceed, those achieved during the incredibly popular 1990s programme of Railway Festivals. 

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