Pete Waterman leads the East Lancs Railway National Funding Campaign

Pete Waterman – President of the East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society – urges train fans and ELR supporters to donate to the East Lancashire Railway Support Fund to allow the railway and its 800 volunteers to reopen after Covid-19 forced the charity to close its doors. Click here to watch a short video – Appeal … More Pete Waterman leads the East Lancs Railway National Funding Campaign

ELR Operational Update- Monday 23 March 2020

Tracey Parkinson, our General Manager, has provided an update from today’s ELR COBRA meeting.  With no trains operating and no revenue coming in we have taken the decision to furlough a number of employees for the time being.  Some core of staff have been retained to cover essential tasks and provide an on site presence. … More ELR Operational Update- Monday 23 March 2020

ELR HERITAGE RAILWAY ASKS FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT AS IT IS FORCED TO CLOSE

Corona Virus – Operations Update Like all our heritage transport colleagues its been a tough week responding to an ever changing picture. On Monday, our General Manager set  up an ELR Cobra team, which met daily to risk assess the impact on planned events, cash flow and future planning should the railway have to close. … More ELR HERITAGE RAILWAY ASKS FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT AS IT IS FORCED TO CLOSE

News from the Boardroom – January 2020

Headlines Next IOSH course to be held 18thto 20th March 2020 in the BTM Education Suite. P Way Team Leader and Marketing Manager vacancies progressing well, interviews scheduled. Volunteer Champion’s Group – first mini-forum to take place on 1st & 2nd February. Volunteer BBQ scheduled for 25th July. Bury Transport Museum 10th Birthday Celebrations – … More News from the Boardroom – January 2020