Queen’s Baton to go for a ride on trams on the Isle of Man

The Queen’s Baton will visit the Isle of Man on its way to Australia for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and will travel on board two trams during its visit at the start of September.

Arriving on the island on 1st September the Queen’s Baton will make its way across the Isle of Man with stops in both Douglas and Ramsey although unlike previous similar relays – including the 2012 Olympic Games torch – it isn’t planned for it to travel by the Manx Electric Railway although both the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway and the Snaefell Mountain Railway will be involved.

On Saturday 2nd September at 1430 the Baton will travel on the horse tramway between Derby Castle and The Sefton Hotel before taking a trip on the Snaefell Mountain Railway at 1430 on Sunday 3rd September from the Bungalow.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games take place in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia with the opening ceremony set for 4th April. As always the Isle of Man actually compete in their own right during the Commonwealth Games instead of as part of the wider Great Britain and Northern Ireland team.

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