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THIRSTY BIKERS BOOST TT BUS TRAVEL

The Isle of Man Government’s Department of Infrastructure has revealed that its Bus Vannin monopoly enjoyed a bonanza TT this year as Manx police pressure against visitors commuting by bike to and from preferred venues for copious refreshment continued to mount.

Bus Vannin data has revealed that almost 200,000 bus journeys were taken during this year’s TT festival — a record number and an increase of 10% on the 2016 festival. Ticket revenue exceeded £230,000.

The busiest day of the fortnight for bus passengers was Tuesday 6 June during a rain-hit race week with many delays, when 18,000 people staggered on board. A notable feature of this year’s event was large numbers of UK-plated motorcycles left parked overnight outside popular watering holes. The Germans and French still wobbled back to their campsites regardless.

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