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West Lancashire Light Railway


Station Road, Hesketh Bank, Lancashire, PR4 6SP

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West Lancashire Light Railway

An operational, narrow-gauge steam railway, with a historic collection of locomotives and rolling stock. Much of the equipment is from local industrial sites. There are 6 steam locomotives (3 operational and 3 undergoing restoration).

The Railway will be open, with steam-hauled passenger trains in operation, every Sunday and Bank Holiday until and including the last Sunday in October. 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 our 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


  • 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).



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      Hesketh BankHesketh Bank, West LancashireThis is West Lancashire's most northerly parish and has a lengthy foreshore along the south bank of the River Ribble. It also extends along the west bank of the river Douglas.

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