Laxey station


General information
LocationLaxey, Isle of Man
Coordinates54°13′55″N 4°24′21″W / 54.23194°N 4.40583°W / 54.23194; -4.40583Coordinates: 54°13′55″N 4°24′21″W / 54.23194°N 4.40583°W / 54.23194; -4.40583
Owned byIsle of Man Railways
Line(s)Manx Electric Railway
Snaefell Mountain Railway
PlatformsGround Level
Tracks2 (Manx Electric railway); 2 (Mountain Railway)
Structure typeStation / Waiting Room / Cafe
ParkingOn Site
Opened1894; 129 years ago (1894)
Previous namesManx Electric Railway Co.
Preceding station   Isle of Man rail network   Following station
Car Sheds   Manx Electric Railway
(Douglas - Ramsey)
  Dumbell's Row
Terminus   Snaefell Mountain Railway
(Laxey - Summit)

Laxey Railway Station (Manx: Stashoon Raad Yiarn Laksaa) is an interchange station in the village of Laxey on the east coast of the Isle of Man. It is the principal intermediate station on the Manx Electric Railway (3' 0" (914 mm) gauge) as well as being the lower terminus of the Snaefell Mountain Railway (3' 6" (1067 mm) gauge, to accommodate a central braking rail). It is thus the island's only dual-gauge station, albeit with completely separate tracks. Some MER services from/to Douglas terminate here.


The tin-roofed station building dates from the early years of the line and features the station name in large lettering painted on its roof. This building houses a booking office and a café as well as the station toilets, and was extensively refurbished in 1994, marking the centenary of the tram service to the village, though not on this site.


The first terminal was located on the site of today's sub-station[clarification needed], whilst the viaduct (at the southern end of the station) was constructed to bridge the gap over the Glen Roy below.

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