Tram bosses won't release safety data

Investigation into brake failure incident ongoing

Transport bosses have refused to disclose information about safety on Manx railways, as an investigation continues.

The Department of Infrastructure received a Freedom of Information request last month seeking maintenance and service records for its fleet of electric trams.

It's after a Snaefell Mountain Railway carriage suffered brake failure descending from the summit in early August.

Services were briefly suspended while a probe was launched.

Whilst the data requested is kept on file, the Department says it is not obliged to release it as proceedings are ongoing.

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