Demonstrations - short term trial services need to be especially low in cost, and can start at as little as £2000.
Full service - once the concept is proven, new vehicles built for the specific application can be provided. A single railcar, for just 30 passengers, could cost just £3800 a month; or two railcars each carrying 120 people on a busier route would be £18,000 a month.
But that isn't the only thing community rail operations require.
Business planning and startup finance - we will provide short term risk lending to help develop the organisation and business plan for a new service. This could include recruiting and training staff, branding and publicity.
Depot and maintenance facilities - in many cases, a suitable depot and secure stage facility will not exist. We will provide lease finance for a depot of your specification.
In some cases, we may even act as operator ourselves to get a project off the ground.