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East Lancashire Railway receives ‘important’ money enhance because it fights for survival amid pandemic

East Lancashire Railway receives ‘important’ money enhance because it fights for survival amid pandemic

An historic North West heritage railway combating for its survival from the devastating affect of Covid has obtained a “important” money enhance to assist shield its future.

The East Lancashire Railway, which runs between Larger Manchester and Rawtenstall in Lancashire, has obtained an interest-free mortgage from the ELR Belief to assist it survive the rest of the “difficult winter interval” – additionally offering ethical assist for its employees and volunteers.

The ELR Belief is a charity made up of 4 teams of trustees together with the three native authorities the railway runs via – Bury, Rochdale and Rossendale – and has been overseeing the event of the attraction for over 30 years.

The railway turned to the ELR Belief – which owns the land and leases the railway line to the ELR – for assist after lockdown measures resulted in cancelled companies and occasions which have meant it has been closed since November.

East Lancashire Railway chairman Mike Kelly mentioned: “We’re extremely happy with the timeless expertise the ELR offers for lots of of 1000’s of tourists a yr – because of our devoted employees and volunteers.

“Nevertheless, the coronavirus pandemic has