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

News from the Boardroom-November 2019

This was a joint meeting where the four nominated Society trustees attended. This meeting also shared an important milestone where the East Lancashire Light Railway Company, after 2 years of trying, have been awarded charitable status. Last meeting for David Layland as the ELR’s Financial Controller. The Board thanked David for the many years of … More News from the Boardroom-November 2019

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