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New Ramsey tram service for Sunset Dinners 4 August 2011

Additional train and bus services have been launched to enable anyone from the north and west of the Island to enjoy the popular Sunset Dinners at the Snaefell Summit Hotel.

Hon David Cretney MHK, Minister for Community, Culture and Leisure said:

‘Following the refurbishment of the Summit Hotel, the extra Friday night tram service will help cope with the increasing popularity of our Sunset Dinners. With 85 diners attending the last dinner in July, the welcome addition of the tram service from Ramsey will help provide more convenient travel and greater availability to those in the North of the Island.’

Sunset Dinner trams are now departing Ramsey at 5.40pm, arriving at the Summit at 7pm. The return journey departs at 8.50pm and arrives back at Ramsey 10.10pm. Evening trams from Ramsey will continue weekly until 2 September.

Connecting buses serving Jurby, Kirk Michael and Peel are also available using service number 5, enabling travel on public transport from all areas for the round trip. The bus departs Peel at 4:49pm to reach Ramsey at 5:29pm with the return bus departing Ramsey at 10.40pm.

An additional tram is also now operating for anyone who wishes to depart from Douglas for the Sunset Dinners. There is a later 6.40pm service as well as the 5.40pm service, with returns departing at 8.50pm and 9.50pm, also until 2 September.

Friday Sunset Dinners cost £34 including tram travel. Call 673623 for bookings.

Other evening opportunities on the electric railway include the return of Friday night trams between Douglas and Ramsey until 2 September. It is the first time for five years the service has been operating. Evening trams depart from Douglas for Ramsey at 5.40pm and 8.55pm and from Ramsey at 5.40pm and 8.40pm.

Additional trams are running to and from Laxey, with the last one departing Laxey at 10.25pm and arriving Douglas 10.55pm. See IoM Transport timetable for full details or the website.

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