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Ballastowell Halt
Manx Electric Railway
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Station statistics
Address Ramsey, Isle Of Man
Coordinates Pole Nos. 898-899
Structure None
Platforms Ground Level
Tracks Two Running Lines
Parking None
Other information
Opened 19?? (19??)
Owned by Isle Of Man Heritage Railways

Ballastowell Halt is the final intermediate request stop on the northern section of the Manx Electric Railway on the Isle of Man, catering almost exclusively for local traffic. Due to the nature of the tramway's construction, the cars can stop and drop off almost anywhere and will do so within reason. For this reason a great number of localised stopping places have built up since the line was completed, many at the intersection of smaller crossings like this one. The crossings/halts usually take the name of the the farm or place name as is the case here, but these unofficial halts never appear in timetable materials or have nameboards fitted to show their names. Many do however now carry bus stop-type signs attached to traction poles, and these were fitted in line with then-management policy in 1999.

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Queens Drive   Manx Electric Railway   Ramsey Plaza

Also

Manx Electric Railway Stations

References

  • Mike Goodwyn (1993). Manx Electric. Platform Five. ISBN 9781872524528.  
  • Keith Pearson (1992). 100 Years Of Manx Electric Railway. Leading Edge. ISBN 0948135387.  
  • Robert Hendry (1978). Manx Electric Album. Hillside Publishing. ISBN 0950593303.  
  • Norman Jones (1994). Isle Of Man Tramways. Foxline Publishing. ISBN 1-870119-32-0.  

Sources

Coordinates: 54°15′01″N 4°22′35″W / 54.25028°N 4.37639°W / 54.25028; -4.37639

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