Burrs Country Park Station – How the Station was Built?

Its a little late, but check out this short video which illustrates the work that went into how the new station was built on a disused site adjacent to the Caravan Park in the heart of Burrs Country Park, thus adding the seventh station along the East lancs Railway – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRdIYrE4wKM&list=FLvOFQJ7jwzY7fki8irHe1Jw End Advertisements

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

News from the Boardroom – June 2019

Headlines Encouragingly general ticket sales +15 on 2018 Visitors to special events like Thomas the Tank & the 1940s weekend are significantly down this year. IOSH Managing Safely course completed with nine participants present including two Directors. Fitness to run examination competency assessments set up for July. Multi car vehicle training has been done. Gothenburg … More News from the Boardroom – June 2019

ELR Volunteers Champions Group Launched

The much anticipated launch of a new ELR Volunteers Champions Group took place recently. The idea for the group came from a suggestion made at the ELR Annual Open Forum in November 2018. The champions have come forward and represent all departments across the railway. The Chairman and General Manager will also attend meetings. Champions: … More ELR Volunteers Champions Group Launched