Follow the signs to the Royal Manx Show

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TOMORROW (Friday) and Saturday sees the return of the Royal Manx Agricultural Show to Knockaloe in Patrick.

With dry weather forecast, a good attendance is anticipated.

Police and the show organisers have been working together to try to ensure that travel to and from the show is as easy as possible. They are asking people to follow the signs.

The main route for traffic attending the show is via the Patrick Road from St John’s and diversion signs are being put in place for people attending from each part of the island.

Signage will direct those attending to public car parking and disabled car parking. Police officers will assist with the traffic flow. Equal attention will be given towards the end of the days to get people out of the car parks as quickly as possible.

The main car park is to the Glen Maye side of the show field and, as last year, the popular tractor and trailer shuttle rides will be running around the car parking areas throughout the day dropping off and picking up at the show field gate.

For those using public transport, the show is accessible by bus with a dedicated bus service for the show which will be operating each day at roughly half-hourly intervals between Peel, St John’s and the show ground.

Buses are also operating between Douglas and the show ground within this period at less frequent intervals. Further details can be found at the Isle of Man bus and rail website - http://www.iombusandrail.info/downloads/Royal-Agricultural-Show-Extra-Buses-2012.pdf

Due to the anticipated heavy volume of traffic, police are asking people who aren’t going to the show to avoid the area if they can.

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