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ELR Annual Review (2017)

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City of Wells Poster-1 Nov 17A Year of mixed Achievements

Inevitably, 2017 was always going to be different and financially more challenging than 2016 when we welcomed back the Flying Scotsman after a long and protracted absence.

Having said that, we excelled in many areas right across the railway and more than held our own when compared with 2015 (our last comparable year).

Throughout the year, we have successfully run over 50 events with a record breaking Santa Season with over 40,000 visitors and again supported by a large band of working volunteers now numbering nearly 780 right across the railway.

Financially, as expected, we haven’t been able to match our financial and visitors performance when compared to 2016 where we have made a six figure loss. Revenues from pubs, buffets and retail were below target. Although, it’s pleasing to see that our visitor numbers are up by 8% when compared with 2015.

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