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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 30 minutes (allowing for carriage cleaning), last train runs at 4.30pm.  For details of special events, including Santa Specials, please visit the web site.

Discounted Anyday Advance Ticket available online.  Terms and conditions apply.
NHS and other key workers can receive an extra 10% discount on Advance tickets.

​​​​​The new cafe - The Waiting Room -  is now open, with seats outside and under a canopy.

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£3.50 per ticket
Child Ticket£2.50 per ticket
Concession£3.00 per ticket
2 adults & 2 children£9.00 per ticket

Discounted Anyday Advance Ticket available online. Terms and conditions apply.
NHS and other key workers can receive an extra 10% discount on Advance tickets.

Opening Times

Open (23 May 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)
Monday - SaturdayClosed*
Sunday10:30 - 16:30*
Bank Holiday10:30 - 16:30*
Open (17 Apr 2022 - 30 Oct 2022)

* Sundays and Bank Holidays until the end of October, first train 11.30, last train 16.30. Variations in opening times may apply for special events including Santa Specials in December.

Trains run every 30 minutes to allow for carriage cleaning.

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


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsEngland We're Good To Go England We're Good To Go 2020


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).



  • Café

COVID-19 Response

  • Capacity limit
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Online booking possible
  • Open now
  • Outside seating

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking



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