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Going Big for 2018 – Isle of Man

Isle of Man Transport is celebrating a record number of customers who stepped aboard the Isle of Man Steam Railway’s Dining Events throughout December 2017. A total number of 2,635 tickets were sold in total for the events, a record capacity of 87%.

Trish Hoy owner of the Ticket Hall who caters all the events commented “We have been overwhelmed by the support the Steam Railway’s dining events have received during 2017. The events just seem to be growing in popularity. We have tried new events for Christmas and New Year such as Mont Blanc Express (Ski & Alpine inspired cuisine), Summer Solstice Down Under (Aussie BBQ), Lose the Blues (USA inspired dinner), Viva L’Espania (Spanish dining) and the famous Fireman’s brunch to name but a few. We would like to thank our customers for their ongoing support and hope to welcome new and old customers when the 2018 Season begins.”

Hannah Lo Bao, Customer Communications Manager for Isle of Man Transport said: “2017 as a whole has been a fantastic year, and to finish on such a high has been great. It’s lovely to see both residents and visitors taking advantage of these great events, and the positive feedback for this unique dining experience.”

Isle of Man Transport is now focusing its attention on the array of events for 2018, which is going to be an exceptional year;

  • The Dining Car alone will hold just under 100 different events from the 11th March through to the 5th November. From the famous Dining Cars of the World to our weekly Pie and Mash trains. Pick up a leaflet or visit http://www.rail.im to see the list of events.
  • The Snaefell Summit Dining with hold 33 events which include Rock of Ages with 60s’, 70’s and 80’s discos from DJ Chris Williams and they very popular Pie in the Sky with a supper and a chance to learn some astronomy.
  • Alongside these events we will be holding our special festivals: Rush Hour on the Railways from the 30/03/2018 – 02/04/2-18, Manx Heritage Transport Festival from the 25/07/2018 – 29/07/2018, Island at War 18/08/2018 – 19/08/2018 and the Manx Electric Railway’s 125th birthday celebrations 06/09/2018 – 08/09/2018.

Further information for all events will be available shortly by visiting http://www.rail.im via the Facebook page IoMTransport or picking up a leaflet from the Welcome Centre.

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