Llangollen Town Council has pledged to do all it can to support Llangollen Railway which has announced plans to call in receivers.
As revealed by llanblogger,
the railway said in a statement that the company which runs the heritage
attraction had run up big losses over the past three financial years with the
result that it was now insolvent to the tune of about £350,000 and could not
legally continue trading.
In its own statement this
afternoon the town council says: “We are saddened to hear of the difficulties
being faced by the Llangollen heritage railway.
“The potential loss of such a
valued company would be tragic - a heritage railway which has been restored and
run by the endeavours of so many volunteers.
the railway, as well as being a treasured tourism attraction has provided
valuable employment through its engineering works and has also had a positive
effect on the careers of local youngsters who have benefited from their
itself has limited funds to be able to offer any direct assistance but will do
whatever it can to ensure prosperity of the railway in the future and wishes
the new board of directors well in their endeavours to secure a future for the
Mayor, Councillor Austin Cheminais, commenting on the news said “Llangollen’s
Heritage Railway has been 45 Years in the making and is a major tourist
attraction and great asset to the town.
would be a major blow to all of those employed by the railway and also to the
wider local economy.
“As a council we will do all we can to support the trustees and board as they find a way forward.”