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West Lancashire Light Railway


Station Road, Hesketh Bank, Lancashire, PR4 6SP

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West Lancashire Light Railway

Lancashire's only narrow gauge railway!

A short 2ft-gauge passenger line situated in the village of Hesketh Bank, between Southport and Preston. 

It features locomotives, wagons and other equipment from long-gone industrial sites in Lancashire, other parts of the UK and overseas.

The Railway is open, with steam-hauled passenger trains in operation, every Sunday and Bank Holiday April until the end of October. They also hold special event days, including Easter Egg Hunts, Galas, Teddy Bears’ Outings and Santa Specials.  First train starts at 11.30am and runs every 20 minutes, last train runs at 4.30pm.

For details of our Special Events, including Santa Specials, please visit their web site.


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£2.50 per ticket
Child Ticket£1.50 per ticket
Concession£2.00 per ticket
Family Ticket£6.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

West Lancashire Light Railway (1 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)
Monday - SaturdayClosed*
Sunday11:30 - 16:30*

* Sundays and Bank Holidays until the end of October, first train 11.30, last train 4.30. Variations in opening times may apply for special events including Santa Specials in December.

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


Sunday, 27th October 2019 - Sunday, 27th October 2019

West Lancashire Light Railway Halloween SpecialCome along for a scary evening ride! ​ No need to book.
more info

Sunday, 3rd November 2019 - Sunday, 3rd November 2019

West Lancashire Light Railway Children in Need SpecialTwo engines in steam - free train rides! Please give generously to the BBC Children in Need Appeal.
more info

Sunday, 8th December 2019 - Sunday, 8th December 2019

Saturday, 14th December 2019 - Saturday, 14th December 2019

Sunday, 15th December 2019 - Sunday, 15th December 2019

Saturday, 21st December 2019 - Saturday, 21st December 2019

Sunday, 22nd December 2019 - Sunday, 22nd December 2019

West Lancashire Light Railway Santa SpecialOur most popular event of the year! ​ Children meet Santa and receive a present. Free mulled wine and mince pies for the adults! Booking essential - watch this space.
more info


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

Leave A59 or A565 at Tarleton. Follow signs to Hesketh Bank. SATNAV reference PR4 6SPIf visiting by bus take the Preston-Southport bus, no.2. Alight at Booths, Hesketh Bank.

Public Transport Directions

102 Preston-Southport bus stops close by, at Booths, Hesketh Bank. (Hourly, Sundays and Bank Holidays).


Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)



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