Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

'Triumphant' season for Manx mountain railway

A Manx tram - picture courtesy of the Isle of Man government
Image caption The trams are popular with visitors to the island

The number of people travelling to the peak of the Isle of Man's highest mountain has increased by 15%, the government has said.

More than 41,000 passengers used the historic Snaefell Mountain Railway during 2010.

Tourism officials have hailed it as a "triumphant season".

Refurbishment work has started on the Summit cafe after festivals, 'Pie in the Sky' and 'Snaefell Sunset Diners' proved to be successful this year.

The Snaefell Mountain Railway, which was built in 1895, joins the town of Laxey with the summit at 2,036 ft (620.6 m) above sea level - the highest point on the island.

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