St John’s is set to be busy on Monday as the island descends on the village for the annual Tynwald Day celebrations.
Road closures will be in place around Tynwald green in St John’s throughout the day. The A1 Douglas to Peel Road between Ballacraine and its junction with Station Road (at the Tynwald Inn pub and Green’s tea rooms) will be closed between 10am and 4pm and will close again for around an hour during the sunset ceremony from 7pm.
Part of Station Road will be closed for 30 minutes each at both 10am and 12.45pm to form and dissolve the parades.
A clearway will be in operation on Glen Mooar Road, which connects St John’s with Tynwald Mills and the Poortown Road, between 8am and 3pm. No vehicles can park on the road.
There will be a designated area at St John’s School for reserved parking for persons in possession of a disabled badge.
Public car parking will be available behind the Tynwald Inn, at St John’s Football Club and St John’s Cricket Club.
Extra buses will operate between Douglas, St John’s and Peel – via Union Mills and Crosby – on Tynwald Day.
The normal bank holiday bus service will be in operation on Monday but there will be a bus every 20 minutes from Douglas between 8.30am and midday and every half hour thereafter until 6pm. Hourly departures will continue until 11pm.
Buses from Peel to Douglas via St John’s will leave every half hour between 8.50am and 6.50pm, with the last bus leaving at 10.29pm.
All extra journeys between Douglas and Peel or Ramsey will operate as Service 5A and will not serve Noble’s Hospital or Strang.
Buses from Ramsey to Peel and St John’s will depart at 9.10am, 10.10am, 11.10am, 1.10pm, 3.10pm, 5.10pm, 7.30pm and 9.50pm.
Buses from St John’s to Ramsey will leave at 9.36am, 11.36am, 1.36pm, 3.36pm, 5.36pm, 7.38pm, 8.38pm and 11.31pm.
Buses will leave Port Erin at 9.45am, 9.50am, 10.30am, 11.25am and 3.30pm and return journeys will leave St John’s at 11.18am, 3.48pm and 4.18pm
For more information go to www.iombusandrail.info or call the Welcome Centre bus information line on 662525.