We know this is a difficult time for many, as we all deal with the Covid-19 emergency. Family and friends must come first, but wouldn't it be sad if we came through this crisis only to find that many of our favourite heritage centres had closed for good?
The West Lancashire Light Railway relies on the footfall of our visitors to keep running and to maintain and improve our heritage railway. It's looking increasingly likely that we will have several months of no operational income. We are all volunteers so there are no wages to pay, but we still have substantial invoices to be settled.
If, after ensuring the well-being of your family and friends, you would like help us restart the Railway as soon as restrictions are lifted, here are some suggestions:
1) Purchase a Return to Steam Advance Family Ticket
This is a discounted Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children) for unlimited travel on the day of use on any of our published operating days, apart from Santa Specials.
This is a saving of 33% on a standard family ticket. ALSO INCLUDED is entry into a Prize Draw - the winner can choose EITHER a Drive-an-Engine Day for two people OR a family ticket for one of our Santa Specials in December.
Click here to purchase.
2) Make a donation
Make a donation towards keeping the Railway going during the emergency and allowing us to restart as soon as conditions allow. Donations will help improve our cash flow at a time when we have no money coming in from running trains.
Click here to make a donation.
3) Join our Subscription Scheme
This is another way to help ensure we have enough funds to maintain and operate the Railway. Our monthly Members and Friends Subscription scheme allows you to make a regular contribution to our funds.
Click here for more details.
4) Become a Member of the Railway
As well as free rides, members receive our periodical Short Axle and other occasional publications, and can participate in a wide variety of activities on the Railway.
Click here to become a Member.
5) Book a Drive-an-Engine Experience
Become an engine driver for a day, and learn how to fire and drive one of our steam locos! You can combine this with hosting a birthday party or other celebration at the Railway. We have a brand-new party room ready and waiting to host your event!
Click here to learn more.
6) Shop online with Amazon or Easyfunding
Any of these ways will make a real contribution to us getting the Railway operational again as soon as we can.
Also don't forget you can sign up here to receive our newsletter and keep-up-to-date with what's happening at the Railway.