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Record for bus and rail passengers over TT

Figures adjusted to include more journeys

There's been an 11% increase in passengers making bus and rail journeys during TT fortnight.

Isle of Man Transport claim the figures are at record levels.

In all, 287,035 journeys were made on the bus network, Manx Electric and Snaefell Mountain railways, the horse trams and steam trains.

There was some confusion when comparing the figures to last year as the 2017 figures were different.

The totals quoted in the latest release for last year were higher than figures released in early July 2017.

Manx Radio checked why this was the case.

Isle of Man Government says the figures for 2018 and 2017 now include cruise ship visitors, private hire passengers and journeys taken on school buses during practice week.

The biggest individual increase was on the Snaefell Mountain Railway with 61% more people making the trip in the much better weather conditions.

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