There are trains running today using the Santa Specials 2020

Important update on Santa Specials - 

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Coming Up…

  • Santa in a train
    • 19th December 2020,
    • 20th December 2020,
    • 21st December 2020,
    • 22nd December 2020,
    • 23rd December 2020,
    • 24th December 2020

    Santa Specials

    EAST LANCS RAILWAY IS THE HOME OF CHRISTMAS - AND SANTA'S ON BOARD!

    (Updated 02 Dec 2020) 5 - 6 and 12 - 13 Dec Cancelled.

    Find out more here.

    Following the publication of the new Tier 3 regulations by the Government, and guidance from

  • Mince Pie Specials
    • 26th December 2020,
    • 27th December 2020,
    • 28th December 2020

    Mince Pie Specials

    Eyes on the pies

    What could be better than kicking back and relaxing on Boxing Day with a delicious Mince Pie.

    What’s Included

    Enjoy a steam train ride as well as a complimentary mince pie, courtesy of the East Lancashire Railway.

  • Whisky Chaser
    • 1st January 2021

    Whisky Chaser

    Auld lang time to ride on a train!

    Steam into 2021 in style on board a steam hauled train, complete with a dash of whisky, compliments of the ELR!

    What’s included

    The East Lancashire Railway will be running special New Year’s Day

Our visitors say…

  • The ELR experience takes you back in time to travel from a previous BR era. Great fun for both children and parents (and grandparents too)!

Notices and promotions

  • Flying Scotsman Returns
  • Dining 2020 and 2021
  • Good to Go
  • An updated appeal from ELR Chairman Mike Kelly

  • ELR Chairman
  • Find timetables and fares here
  • Find out how you can support the East Lancashire Railway
  • Resident's permits available

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