The Welsh Parliament today announced a further 3-week extension to the lockdown in Wales, with only very minor easing of restrictions.
Having considered both the implications of this announcement, and made our own assessment of how the continued requirement for social distancing is likely to affect the way we operate once we are able to reopen, we have today announced that the railway will remain closed until at least the end of June, and also the cancellation of our annual Steam Gala at the end of August. Other scheduled events and the date for our eventual reopening will remain under review.
With the railway closed we have lost all of the revenue that keeps us going and this is affecting us hard. We qualify for some government support measures which is helping, but this alone will not be enough.
So, like many heritage railways we have launched our Covid-19 appeal and will shortly be launching other ways in which you can help us to get through these difficult times. If you are able to help, please visit our Covid-19 donations page at https://bala-lake-railway.co.uk/covid-19-donations/