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Manx Electric Railway

The Manx Electric Railway is a distinctive tourist attraction on the Isle of Man which was constructed in 1893 and runs along the eastern coast of the Island.

During your holiday a trip on the Electric Railway offers both a chance to see some of the unique countryside and coastal areas the Island has to offer, as well as a chance to experience the original Victorian and Edwardian stock still in use. It also forms a nice contrast to the sounds and style of traveling on the Steam Railway from Port Erin to Douglas.

As well as running a regular service from Douglas to Laxey the Manx Electric Railway offers a range of special events, such as the Manx Heritage Transport festival, 5 days celebrating the transport heritage of the Island.

With stops in such scenic locations as Groudle Glen, Garwick Glen and of course Laxey, just next to the famous Laxey Wheel and mines, the Manx Electric Railway is one of the genuine "must do" items during of any holiday on the Isle of Man. As well as a great trip in its own right it perfectly connects the museums of Douglas with the sights of Laxey and Snaefell.

Visitors to the Isle of Man can purchase a Go Explore Travel card which gives unlimited travel on all Isle of Man Transport scheduled bus and rail services. Click here to buy your travel cards today with Visit IOM!