Rawtenstall Station Heritage Canopy Erected

The erection of the heritage canopy, which was rescued from a derelict station in Oldham, is the first phase of an ambitious and exciting expansion of facilities at the station. The ELR’s proposed £600,000 development will see Rawtenstall Station transformed to provide enhanced all weather facilities for not only visitors to the East Lancashire Railway … More Rawtenstall Station Heritage Canopy Erected

MAYOR OF GREATER MANCHESTER ONBOARD WITH EAST LANCASHIRE RAILWAY AND FUTURE PLANS

The Bury based East Lancashire Railway was delighted to welcome the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, for an official visit on Thursday 26 September. The award-winning heritage railway, Greater Manchester’s third most visited paid attraction, registered charity and volunteer run organisation, hosted the Mayor for a tour of their engineering hub and a ride … More MAYOR OF GREATER MANCHESTER ONBOARD WITH EAST LANCASHIRE RAILWAY AND FUTURE PLANS

Rawtenstall Station Canopy Works Underway- September 2019

      After many months of dedicated work behind the scenes by volunteers we are now in the final phase to erect and attach a canopy to the existing building at Rawtenstall Station as part of ongoing improvements to station facilities. The canopy, which was rescued from a derelict station in Oldham, has been … More Rawtenstall Station Canopy Works Underway- September 2019

News from the Boardroom August 2019

Headlines Three major paid staff vacancies have now been filled: Head of Operations-Jeff Armstrong Commercial Manager-Mark Hill Pubs Manager-John Locke All of these recruits will start with ELR by end of August/start of September. The ELR Open Forum date is fixed for Wednesday 2nd October 2019. Mike Moore, Chair of the ELR Volunteers Champion will … More News from the Boardroom August 2019

News from the Boardroom – July 2019

Headlines June passenger numbers up by 4% compared to the same month last year. Very successful summer diesel gala event. ELR Memorial Plaque unveiled at Bury Bolton Street Station. Appointments completed of Diesel fitter, Sales and Events Manager and Passenger Services. New leadership structure to be created to help better organise Permanent Way work programmes. … More News from the Boardroom – July 2019