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Investigation underway after brake failure on tram

Sat, 05 Aug 2017


An investigation is underway after a tram on the Snaefell Mountain Railway suffered a brake failure.

The incident happened as the tram carriage was coming down the mountain yesterday afternoon near the Bungalow.

Isle of Man Railways confirmed a brief lapse in the electric braking system was the likely cause the problem, but the mechanical brakes were then activated.

A second tram was sent to bring the passengers back to the Laxey station, with none of those on board reported to be injured.

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