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.
Ongoing assistance and additional security measures – A request will go out to ask for volunteers to help by attending site to check security and to provide a presence as various locations. Several people have kindly offered to provide us with support. We will pair these people up and take the necessary precautions.
Unfortunately, just a few hours after the railway closed the workshop at Baron Street was burgled. Around £10,000 of brass and copper fittings for locos were stolen and will have to be replaced at our cost.
Message today from Tracey – The closure and the burglary is a devaststaing blow but now we absolutely must protect our people and secure the site so that we have a railway to re-open again.
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