Tuesday, July 17, 2018
You are here: Isle of Man > Isle of Man News
Isle of Man News
General News
No Stranded Passengers 16 January 2013

The Department of Community, Culture and Leisure has today confirmed that arrangements are in place to ensure that no passengers will be left stranded when bus drivers go on strike at 1pm on Thursday 17 January.

Nick Black, Chief Executive Officer of the DCCL said: ‘The regular school day timetable is scheduled for the morning peak to ensure children can get to school and commuters arrive at work at the normal time. This will continue until approximately 11am. We are intending to implement a reduced service for the strike period and schools have been notified of any changes to their afternoon services. Normal service will resume from 6:30pm.’ Mr Black continued:
‘I can assure the public though that no passengers will be left stranded as a result of a bus not completing a journey as any buses operating at 1pm will be driven by staff who are not taking industrial action.’

Full timetables are available at the Welcome Centre (662525) and online at www.iombusandrail.info and cf.gov.im.

In addition to the temporary bus time timetables and rail services, the Department of Infrastructure have confirmed that additional parking is available at the following locations:

  • Douglas Promenade – short stay parking (up to 3 hours) is available on the promenade in the same area that is used during the Christmas shopping period available from 9.30am to 9pm.
  • • Quarterbridge, main car park on Peel Rd (20 plus) and overflow car park on New Castletown Rd (20) both between 8am and 9pm. • The Bowl car park on Pulrose Rd (Douglas Corporation) pay and display (100 plus).
  • • Circus Beach (pre-check in area) is available strictly between 9am and 5pm (up to 40 spaces), access through ferry entrance.
  • • Victoria Pier is made available between 8am and 9.30pm (100 spaces plus), access on left hand side approach to Sea Terminal. This is the section beyond the 1hr area. (Vehicles are parked at the owner’s discretion. DOI advise the public to avoid parking there if weather forecast is poor).

Due to the potential for increased congestion on the day of the strike, the Department would encourage commuters, where possible, to also consider some of the following options:

  • • Car sharing – which can be arranged using www.journeymatch.im.
  • • Flexible Working Hours – with buses operating as normal until 11am, then resuming at 6.30pm, it may be possible for some employers/employees to make flexible working arrangements.
  • • It may also be possible for some employees to work from home

More stories >>>  

Related News Articles
Bus Services will operate as normal at start of School Term 2 January 2013
The Department of Community, Culture and Leisure has confirmed that it has not received appropriate notification from Unite the Union to conduct further industrial action. [More]
Bus Services will operate as normal on first day of new school term 2 January 2013
The Department of Community, Culture and Leisure has confirmed that it has not received appropriate notification from Unite the Union to conduct further industrial action. [More]
Drainage Improvement Works Main Road, Sulby 22 August 2012
Drainage improvement works are due to commence on the Main Road, Sulby, between the Ginger Hall and the Sulby Bridge. [More]
Schools to re-open 29 November 2010
THE Department of Education and Children wishes to advise that all schools, the Pre School Assessment Centre and Isle of Man College will be open on Tuesday 30 November as normal. [More]
Leyland Era Draws to a Close 27 July 2009
The last of a long line of buses from the famous British manufacturer Leyland Motors will soon leave use on regular service journeys with the Island’s ‘Bus Vannin’ fleet, with the exception of a limited number of school services. [More]

Other Guides by Maxima Systems Ltd: Disney World