The SRT is the senior decision making body of the Swanage Railway with an election is held each Autumn to appoint the Directors. Most SRT members are eligible to stand for election and to vote although employees of the Swanage Railway Company are not allowed to stand or be co-opted as Directors. The Board is commonly called the 'Council of Management' and its members serve a two year term.
The role of the SRT is to set the agenda for the Project through the Trust's policies and to perform a 'watching brief' over the day to day operations of the Company. Inevitably raising both funds and the profile of the Project form a major part of the Trust's activities.
The Trust has a number of functional groups which are tasked with considering aspects of the Trust's operation and making recommendations to the full CoM. The links provide more information on these groups.
The Swanage Railway Trust is a registered charity (registered number 1087318) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (registered number 4115126).