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Almost 38,000 people travel to Island by ferry this TT

It's the highest number since the 2007 centenary year

Almost 38,000 people have travelled to the Island by ferry during this year's TT.

The Steam Packet has released the figures.

It's the highest number of passengers carried during the races since 1986 outside the 2007 centenary festival.

So far, 37,808 people have used the ferry service between 22 May and 7 June 2024.

Among those arriving were 13,385 motorbikes and 5,488 cars and vans.

The numbers are up by 11 percent compared to last year.

More freight's been brought to the Island too which has seen a 15 percent increase compared to the same period in 2023.

Managing Director Brian Thomson has been speaking to Amy Griffiths:

During the 2007 TT centenary event, 47,230 passengers travelled to the Island on five passenger vessels, three of which were specially chartered for the special anniversary event.

 

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