Thursday, December 10, 2009

Forget "Top Gear" -- try a tram instead

The Department of Tourism and Leisure is pleased to announce that they will be running ‘The Ultimate Driving Experience’ throughout April and May 2010.
The new event, operating on the Island’s Heritage Railways, will give members of the public a chance to experience driving one of the Island’s historic Electric Trams. Each experience will be run over a full day and will include safety briefings, a history of the trams, theory information and ultimately the chance to drive one of the trams between Laxey and Ramsey.

Minister for Tourism and Leisure Hon Martyn Quayle MHK commented:
‘These ultimate driving experience trips are a perfect opportunity for any railway enthusiasts to experience and appreciate firsthand the skill that goes into operating our Electric Trams.

‘It is fantastic to see how accessible the Heritage Railways are becoming to us all. I’m sure these experiences would make fantastic Christmas presents.’

As there are limited dates available bookings will be made on a first come first served basis. The total cost is £300, (or £350 with an accompanying guest).  Please direct all bookings to Marieanne Bridges, Marieanne.bridges@gov.im or telephone her on 01624 697419.

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