City Park train license renewed

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The City of Launceston has voted to renew the license for the City Park train, which is now marking its 60th year.

Today’s decision means the current train owners will have their license renewed for a further five year period.

Since 1960, there have been three different trains operating around the paths of the City Park, offering rides to the local families and visitors alike.

The original train consisted of an engine and four brightly coloured carriages, and was known as Little Toot.

Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said the City Park train was an iconic attraction.

“Launceston’s City Park boasts some fantastic attractions, including beautiful gardens, the John Hart conservatory, the bandstand, monkeys and duck pond,” Mayor van Zetten said.

“But arguably the most popular attraction for families is the City Park train.

“The train has maintained its popularity for decades. “Countless children and visitors to Launceston have fond memories of it, and I’m delighted the Council supported the license renewal today.”

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