Dining with Distinction-Welcome Back – 6 September 2020

Another ELR landmark was reached today with the relaunch of our Dining with Distinction programme, starting with a Lancastrian Lunch. Massive thanks to Diner Team, Ops staff & volunteers to make today possible. Also thanks to Bury Environmental Services for their support with social distancing and approving our Social Distancing delivery operations. Check out our … More Dining with Distinction-Welcome Back – 6 September 2020

ELR Finally Reopens – A Historic Day – 8 August 2020

However you try to describe the re-opening of the railway today, its was both a relief and also a great ‘behind the scenes’ endeavour. Whilst we had extra Covid 19 measures in place our staff, volunteers and passengers enjoyed a great day travelling behind 80097 Standard 4 which made three trips throughout the day from … More ELR Finally Reopens – A Historic Day – 8 August 2020

ELR Finally to Open-8th August 2020

PRESS RELEASE East Lancashire Railway Reschedules Re-opening For August 8th The East Lancashire Railway (ELR) has enhanced its safety measures as it prepares to welcome back visitors from Saturday (August 8th). The much-loved heritage attraction had intended to resume passenger services last weekend after closing its doors for four months amid the coronavirus outbreak. But … More ELR Finally to Open-8th August 2020

ELR Pubs Now Open!

Great first day, good to see customers enjoying a drink. Thanks to Andy (Trackside) the team and volunteers. At the Buffer Stops customers used the recently erected canopy. Thanks to Ian (Bufferstops) the team and volunteers.

Restoring Railways Fund Update-30 June 2020

Some weeks ago the Department of Transport announced that funding of £50,000 had been awarded to Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM) to support a feasibility study for metro-link services running from Bury to Rochdale, the first part of the study would look at Heywood to Rochdale. There has been some disquiet expressed by volunteers about … More Restoring Railways Fund Update-30 June 2020