After a lot of complaints about traffic jams, changes have been announced for the slow-moving convoy of steam traction engines and trailer carrying a steam railway locomotive around the Isle of Man.
At 10am the vehicles set off from Ramsey quay, travelling to Bowring Road, Jurby Road, St Jude’s and Sandygate to Jurby.
This afternoon at 5.30pm the vehicles will make the return journey from Jurby to Ramsey using the same route.
Tomorrow (Saturday) at 10am, the vehicles will leave Ramsey quay to travel over the Mountain Road to Douglas.
The convoy will then pause at the Grandstand before journeying to Banks Circus once traffic levels permit.
Anyone who has bought a ticket for today’s postponed trip over the Mountain, or Sunday’s trip over the Sloc, which will not now take place, can travel tomorrow (Saturday) on the bus leaving Douglas Railway Station at 9am.
This goes to Ramsey and then follows the convoy over the mountain.
The Mountain Road remains closed and so this is the only way to view the convoy and no further tickets are available.
The Snaefell Mountain Railway will be operating as scheduled, however, and will provide an alternative option for people to view the convoy as it crosses the line at the Bungalow.
The Department of Infrastructure has apologised for tailbacks caused by the convoy and for the change of schedule and asks motorists to be patient on these routes today/tomorrow.
The convoy forms part of the Isle of Man Festival of Steam, running from April 14 to 23.