More buses to meet boat

The Manannan

The Manannan

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Bus Vannin is laying on an additional bus to help passengers arriving from Liverpool on the rescheduled Steam Packet vessel Manannan.

A special service 11 bus will start on Monday (July 28). It will leave stand F on the promenade near Regent Street at 11.30pm on Mondays to Saturdays. The route goes along Douglas promenade to Port Jack, Manx Arms, Birch Hill, Governor’s Hill, Willaston and Buck’s Road.

The 11.30pm departure will continue until Manannan is back up to full speed again. The vessel is operating on reduced power after suffering a mechanical issue with one of her four engines.

The Steam Packet has announced it plans to repair the vessel after the busy summer period. However, it means each journey time is currently around 20 minutes longer depending on tidal conditions, and the evening return journey from Liverpool to Douglas is now scheduled to dock around 11.05pm.

In addition to the daily 11.30pm service 11, regular night bus services operate on Friday and Saturday evenings at 12.15am to Ramsey, Peel and Port Erin.

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