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East Lancashire Railway

Type: Steam Railway

Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street
Bury
Lancashire
BL9 0EY

Tel: 0161 764 7790

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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 Ramsbottom's selection of cafes and bars.

The railway's events include regular visits from Thomas the Tank EngineHalloween Ghost Trains and the incredibly popular Santa Specials which are a festive tradition for many in the area.

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Saturday, 10th December 2016 - Sunday, 11th December 2016

Saturday, 17th December 2016 - Sunday, 18th December 2016

Wednesday, 21st December 2016 - Saturday, 24th December 2016

East Lancashire Railway's Santa Specials
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Saturday, 10th December 2016 - Sunday, 11th December 2016

Saturday, 17th December 2016 - Sunday, 18th December 2016

Wednesday, 21st December 2016 - Saturday, 24th December 2016

Santa Specials
more info

Monday, 12th December 2016 - Monday, 12th December 2016

Music Mondays
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Wednesday, 14th December 2016 - Wednesday, 14th December 2016

Friday, 16th December 2016 - Friday, 16th December 2016

Christmas Shopper Specials
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Monday, 26th December 2016 - Monday, 26th December 2016

Mince Pie Specials
more info

Saturday, 29th April 2017 - Monday, 1st May 2017

1940s Weekend at the East Lancashire Railway
more info

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 2016 - Finalist Lancashire Tourism Awards 2016 - Finalist 2016

Opening Times

East Lancashire Railway (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)
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.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Family (2 adults, 3 children)£37.00 per ticket
Full Line Adult Return£14.50 per ticket
Full Line Child Return£9.20 per ticket
Full Line Concession Return£13.00 per ticket
Under 5s (except Day Out with Thomas)Free

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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