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East Lancashire Railway

Type: Steam Railway

Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street
Bury
Lancashire
BL9 0EY

Tel: 0161 764 7790

Add East Lancashire Railway to your Itinerary

East Lancashire Railway

The East Lancashire Railway is a mainly steam hauled service between Heywood, Bury, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall. This popular steam railway offers a great day out for all of the family and hosts a wide variety of events and attractions to suit all ages and interests from railway enthusiasts to a couple looking for a romantic meal with a difference.

Break your journey at any of the stations to visit the characterful towns and villages of Lancashire, shop at the famous Bury market or sample Ramsbottoms selection of cafes and bars.

The railways events include regular visits from Thomas the Tank Engine, Halloween Ghost Trains and the incredibly popular Santa Specials which are a festive tradition for many in the area.

PLUS KIDS GO FREE THIS SPRING.

The Kids Go Free voucher entitles one child to free travel if accompanied by one full fare paying adult (full line return only). Simply download the voucher and start exploring. Every Stop is a Start…!

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Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsTourism Event of the Year Tourism Event of the Year 2010
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLarge Visitor Attraction of the Year Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014
  • National Awards***Member of Marketing Lancashire ***Member of Marketing Lancashire 2014
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards 2014 Finalist Lancashire Tourism Awards 2014 Finalist 2014

Opening Times

Open All Year
East Lancashire Railway (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015)
DayTimes
Monday09:0017:00
Tuesday09:0017:00
Wednesday09:0017:00
Thursday09:0017:00
Friday09:0017:00
Saturday09:0017:00
Sunday09:0017:00

* Please check website for opening times and dates.

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children£36.00 per ticket
Full Line Adult Return£14.00 per ticket
Full Line Child Return£9.00 per ticket
Full Line Concession Return£12.80 per ticket

Single and standard returns also available, more information on fares is available on http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/visit-us/fares/

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