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