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East Lancashire Railway

Type:Steam Railway

Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY

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Make the trip from grandparent to grandchild on a journey that spans generations on this heritage railway.

With a storied history stretching back to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the East Lancashire Railway is the steam powered heart of the Irwell Valley, pumping goods and people around the region for nearly 200 years!

The line runs for 12 miles through scenic Lancastrian landscapes, from beautiful rural panoramas and postcard pretty villages to bustling Victorian towns and cotton mill dotted horizons. Each station offers something unique, from historical Heywood to relaxing Rawtenstall, scenic Summerseat and bustling Bury.

Local attractions include real ale bars, quaint tea rooms, quirky boutiques, markets, restaurants, cafés and more!

Take a walk on the “mild side” on a professionally guided Rail Ale Trail, experience the enchantment of fine dining aboard a heritage steam train or discover the North West’s transport history at the Bury Transport Museum. The railway also hosts an annual programme of events to suit any age and interest. Put on your dancing shoes and sashay along to the popular 1940s Weekend or make magical memories on board the award-winning Santa Specials.

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Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
• Freedom of the Line Adult (aged 18 and over)£16.00 per ticket
• Freedom of the Line Child (aged 5 - 17)£10.00 per ticket
• Freedom of the Line Concession£14.50 per ticket
• Under 5s: FREE (except special events)Free
Family (2 adults, 3 children)£42.00 per ticket

Single and standard returns also available, more information on fares is available on on http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/plan-your-day-out/timetables-fares.aspx

Opening Times

East Lancashire Railway (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00*

* Please check website for opening times and dates.

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

Events

Sunday, 29th August 2021 - Monday, 30th August 2021

Friday, 3rd September 2021 - Sunday, 5th September 2021

Flying Scotsman in actionFlying Scotsman at East Lancashire RailwayOnce again, we are hosting the most iconic steam locomotive, with the return of The Flying Scotsman. This legendary locomotive will be the star attraction to celebrate steam’s golden age.
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Thursday, 28th October 2021 - Saturday, 30th October 2021

Halloween Ghost TrainsHalloween Ghost Trains at East Lancashire RailwayLooking for some tricks and treats to share with the little ones this Halloween? Pay a visit to the East Lancashire Railway for a spooktacular seasonal celebration. Meet our friendly ghouls and ghosts and head out on a haunted steam train ride!
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VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsEngland We're Good To Go England We're Good To Go 2020

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  • Open All Year
  • Outdoor

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coaches Welcome

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