Isle of Man News - POSTED Fri 11-08-2017

Statement following Snaefell Mountain Railway Incident

by Cabinet Office

Following an incident on the Snaefell Mountain Railway on the afternoon of Friday 4th August 2017 and an urgent post incident review, a reduced speed limit of 8 miles per hour was introduced to facilitate the safe continuation of operations while the control system installed in the trams was examined.

Normal line speed is 12 mph.

Monitoring of compliance with the reduced operating speed has, however, identified some failures to comply with this, and an immediate halt of operations on the Snaefell Mountain Railway has been applied by the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate.

The prohibition will be lifted when the Snaefell Mountain Railway can demonstrate effective measures for ensuring compliance with the 8 mph speed limit.

There will be no further comment from any party until the HSWI investigation is complete.



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