News from the Boardroom – 29 April 2022

Headlines Union of South Africa confirmed as the star attraction in BTM.   New post of Director of External Funding & Social Enterprise. Upgrade to ITC ‘Sharepoint’ migration underway (all servers moved to the cloud). BTM Refresh project underway. Buckley Wells – Fundraising group work underway.  Permanent Way The temporary speed restriction has been removed from … More News from the Boardroom – 29 April 2022

News from the Boardroom- 25 February 2022

Headlines Buckley Wells Planning Application unanimously approved. New Director of Personnel elected to ELR Board. Shortlisted for HRA Award for Communications for the revamped ELR Website transformation. Awards Ceremony on 19th March. Bury Transport Museum – Consultation taking place on change of Governance in moving towards accreditation and changes required to improve footfall and revenue … More News from the Boardroom- 25 February 2022

What connects the Black Horse, Flying Scotsman & ELR?

Are you stumped? Read On Back in the summer (2021) a Lloyds bank advert, featuring the Black Horse and Flying Scotsman was filmed at Irwell Vale on the ELR. That advert has been aired many many times nationwide on tv, in cinemas, and on advertising hoardings. How remarkable to imagine the now-famous poster turned up … More What connects the Black Horse, Flying Scotsman & ELR?

News from the Boardroom – 29th October 2021

  Sorry for the delay I have been away Headlines Successful Inaugural Long Services Awards held on 20th October. Award winners have clocked up over 2,000 years of service. New EPOS electronic ticketing system is being trailed at Bury booking office before being rolled out at other staffed stations. The Edmundson ticket will be available … More News from the Boardroom – 29th October 2021

ELR Long Service Awards-20th October 2021

ELR Company Inaugural Long Service Awards Ceremony Dear Colleagues Introduction No member of staff or a volunteer comes to the railway and expects recognition for their time and skills to assist the railway, but it’s always nice to be thanked. As a relatively new Chairman, I feel it’s time the Company, who actually receive the … More ELR Long Service Awards-20th October 2021

News from the Boardroom-24th September 2021

Chairs Blog – Please don’t go looking for News from the Boardroom August 2021 as there was no meeting.  Headlines After being cancelled 3 times, because of Covid (twice in 2020 & once in 2021), Flying Scotsman carried over 10,000 passengers during a recent successful visit. As a result, all ‘Pre-Covid’ bookings’ have now been … More News from the Boardroom-24th September 2021