||Summer Season: Apr 4th - Nov 1st 2012: Daily, Regular Departures from Laxey Station between 10.15am & 15.45 (last guaranteed ascent) |
PRICES FOR 2012
Douglas or Ramsey to Bungalow or Snaefell
Adult: single £6 return £12
Child: single £3 return £6
Laxey to Bungalow
Adult: single £5 return £7.20
Child: single £2.50 return £3.60
Bungalow to Summit
Adult: single £5 return £6.40
Child: single £2.50 return £3.20
Laxey to Snaefell Summit
Adult: single £5 return £10
Child: single £2.50 return £5
Children under 5: FREE. (limit 2 per paying adult as long as seat is not in use by another passenger.)
The third (or subsequent) child under five must pay the child fare.
One child (ages 5-15): FREE with each full paying adult.
There are three different Explorer tickets available.
1 Day, £16.00 adult, £8.00 child
3 Day, £32.00 adult, £16.00 child
5 Day, £39.00 adult, £19.50 child
7 Day, £47.00 adult, £22.50 child
Each Adult ticket also includes a child aged 5 to 15 travelling at the same time.
On the 3 & 7 day tickets the days run consecutively.
Heritage Explorer Tickets
Five Day: adult £55 child £27
Isle of Man Railway Residents Tickets
||Limited Access, steps
Started in 1895, the Snaefell Mountain Railway took just seven months
to complete. Running a total of four miles from the village of Laxey
to the top of the island's highest mountain, Snaefell at 2,036ft. The
electric Snaefell Mountain Railway is the only one in the British Isles.
The line is 3 1/2ft gauge covering 5 miles with a steep incline of 1
in 12 running on a 53 chain line. It has a centre line to aid braking.
|Laxey:|| Start/End Stop
|Snaefell Mountain Road (The Bungalow):|| Stop
|Snaefell Summit:|| Start/End Stop
Travelling on the Snaefell Mountain Railway
The most common place to start your ride on the Snaefell Mountain Railway is
in Laxey. There the Manx Electric Railway trams from Douglas and Ramsey
stop. Laxey is also accessible by bus services from many places around the
island. If you come by car then you can park near where the Railways run.
There is a half way point for the trams on the Snaefell Mountain Road for
those who wish to join the tram there. Parking is also available at this
stop known as 'The Bungalow'.
There is only one tram at a time going up or coming down. The ride from
Laxey to the summit takes thirty minutes and offers amazing views of Laxey
Glens and surrounding countryside. At the top is a cafe and ticket station.
Paths are located about the summit where walking is permitted.
Sheep often roam free on the mountain, so can be easily encountered.
From the top on a clear day it is said one can see the six kingdoms.
The kingdom of Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, Mann and Heaven.
Allow at least one hour for a return trip. One tram goes up and directly
one comes down. The tram you came up on will be the tram you go down on
unless you manage to catch the one going down straight away before it leaves.
Wait at the top till next trams departure is 30 minutes. There are no roads
to or from 'The Summit', but there are walking paths to and from 'The
Bungalow' and Laxey. The whole trip with wait is an hour and a half.
Can be windy and cold even on sunny days, dress warm.
Railways Of The Isle Of Man|
Beckmann Visual Publishing, VHS Tape, 08 March, 1993
List Price: £14.99
Third Party Price: £6.99
Britain's Railway Heritage - Snaefell Centenary - Isle Of Man Railways|
Green Umbrella Productions, VHS Tape, 01 February, 1999
List Price: £12.99
Used Price: £13.99
Third Party Price: £19.99
Manx Trains And Trams |
Duke Video, DVD, 19 April, 2004
List Price: £14.99
New Price: £14.99
Used Price: £20.83
Third Party Price: £9.74
Rails in the Isle of Man, a Colour Celebration|
Midland Publishing, Hardcover, 22 April, 1993
List Price: £14.99
Used Price: £7.00
Isle of Man Railways: A Celebration|
Richard Kirkman, Peter Van Zeller
Raven Books, Board book, June, 1993
List Price: £8.95
New Price: £10.94
Used Price: £4.99
Railway Track Diagrams: Scotland and the Isle of Man No. 1 (Railway Track Diagrams)|
John Yonge, Gerold Jacobs
Quail Map Co, Paperback, 29 June, 2001
List Price: £8.50
Manx Railways and Tramways (Sutton's Photographic History of Railways)|
Sutton Publishing Ltd, Paperback, 12 March, 1998
List Price: £10.99
Used Price: £39.25
The Railways and Tramways of the Isle of Man|
Robert Smith, Barry Edwards
OPC Railprint, Hardcover, 19 April, 1993
List Price: £18.99
Used Price: £27.95