Belle Vue Halt

Belle Vue Halt (For Port-E-Vullen), also known as Bellevue (Manx: Stadd Reayrt Allin), is an intermediate stopping place on the northern section of the Manx Electric Railway on the Isle of Man.

Bellevue (For Port-E-Vullen)

Reayrt Allin
Manx Electric Railway
Bellevue tram stop (geograph 3166991).jpg
General information
LocationMaughold, Isle Of Man
CoordinatesPole Nos. 846-847
Owned byIsle Of Man Railways
PlatformsGround Level
TracksTwo Running Lines
Construction
Structure typeWaiting Shelter
ParkingNone
History
Opened1899 (1899)
Previous namesManx Electric Railway Co.

LocationEdit

It is situated between Lewaigue Station and Ramsey, the line's northern terminus. The poles bearing the overhead lines on the M.E.R. are numbered from Douglas and Belle Vue can be found at pole 846.[1] The halt is located on the A15 road to Maughold Village and is actually closer to Port Lewaigue than to Port-E-Vullen.

ShelterEdit

Until 2001, there was a corrugated iron lineside shelter at the stop. Following some local controversy over its demolition, it was eventually replaced by a wooden structure originally located at Port Jack, north of Douglas.[1]

UpkeepEdit

The station is tended to by a group of locals who annually decorate the shelter and surroundings with flower beds and hanging baskets as well as attending to the general cleanliness of the area.

RouteEdit

Preceding station   Manx Electric Railway   Following station
Lewaigue   Douglas - Ramsey   Ballure
 
The alternate spelling of the station name, here used on a station nameboard

AlsoEdit

Manx Electric Railway Stations

ReferencesEdit

  • Mike Goodwyn (1993). Manx Electric. Platform Five. ISBN 978-1-872524-52-8.
  • Keith Pearson (1992). 100 Years Of Manx Electric Railway. Leading Edge. ISBN 0-948135-38-7.
  • Robert Hendry (1978). Manx Electric Album. Hillside Publishing. ISBN 0-9505933-0-3.
  • Norman Jones (1994). Isle Of Man Tramways. Foxline Publishing. ISBN 1-870119-32-0.
  1. ^ a b Manx Electric Railway Soc.

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 54°18′35″N 4°21′41″W / 54.30972°N 4.36139°W / 54.30972; -4.36139