Pictures: Ilfracombe’s new land train

The Ilfracombe Dotto train being manufactured and put through its paces at the company factory in Ca

The Ilfracombe Dotto train being manufactured and put through its paces at the company factory in Castelfranco, Treviso, near Venice in Italy. - Credit: Archant

The new Dotto Train for Ilfracombe is put through its paces at the Italian factory where is has been custom-built.

The Ilfracombe Dotto train being manufactured and put through its paces at the company factory in Ca

The Ilfracombe Dotto train being manufactured and put through its paces at the company factory in Castelfranco, Treviso, near Venice in Italy. - Credit: Archant

ILFRACOMBE’S new land train is almost set to roll off the assembly line ready for delivery to the town during November.

The Ilfracombe Dotto train being manufactured and put through its paces at the company factory in Ca

The Ilfracombe Dotto train being manufactured and put through its paces at the company factory in Castelfranco, Treviso, near Venice in Italy. - Credit: Archant

Manufacturer Dotto Trains has sent North Devon Council pictures of Ilfracombe’s latest mode as it undergoes tests and finishing at the company factory at Castelfranco near Venice in Italy.

The Ilfracombe Dotto train being manufactured and put through its paces at the company factory in Ca

The Ilfracombe Dotto train being manufactured and put through its paces at the company factory in Castelfranco, Treviso, near Venice in Italy. - Credit: Archant

The custom made land train in ‘Ilfracombe livery’ is the result of a successful £163,000 funding bid to the EU Leader 4 programme.

It is hoped it will be an added attraction for the area and help transport people around the town’s seafront, high street and harbour.


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The train is expected to be in operation by the February half term and the council has invited already potential operators who wish to run the service to register their interest.

An introductory meeting is being held next Monday (November 4), but anyone who would like to attend must register their interest at www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk by tomorrow (Thursday, October 31).

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People will be invited to tender their bids at the beginning of December and the appointment will be made at the start of January.

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