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Sci-Fi on the Sidings

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    The Saga Begins ...

    Whether you’re a Stormtrooper or a Cyberman you won’t want to miss our super sci-fi event NEW FOR 2016. Forget time travel, it’s all about train travel as we journey Back to the Future to a galaxy far, far away for all your science fiction favourites.

    Both the railway and the Bury Transport Museum will head up to warp speed and make for the final frontier at this science-fiction family event, which will welcome special intergalactic guests, themed stations and activities and more!

    Themes include:

    • Back to the Future
    • Doctor Who
    • Star Wars
    • Plus more!

    Say hello to our mob of Stormtroopers and strike a pose with Doc Brown and his Delorean! This is the event you're looking for!

    Attractions include: 

    • Doc Brown and the Delorean: Great Scott! It's the time machine of all time machines along with its famous inventor
    • 99th Garrison: The home of the Imperial Forces in the North West and North East, the 99th Garrison will be storming onto the scene with stormtroopers and more
    • 501st Garrison: When one garrison of Stormtroopers isn't enough, these affiliates of the Galactic Empire will be sweeping the show, probably looking for droids
    • Daleks: You are the visitor! You are the enemy of the Daleks! Exterminate!
    • K-9: Yes, it's "affirmative", mans best robotic friend joins us for the whole weekend
    • Cyberman: A full size Cyberman will take control of Bury Bolton Street Station throughout the event. Will you be upgraded and become one of them?
    • A Tardis: A replica full-sized TARDIS will be sited at Bury Bolton Street Station if any of you fancy a trip through time nd space!
    • Facepainting: Great for the young'uns ... and the young at heart! Get your facepainted like your favourite sci-fi character on Platform 3/4 of Bury Bolton Street Station!

    More attractions and activities will be added to this page over the next few weeks.

    Sci-Fi on the Sidings Ticket Prices

    Standard fares will apply for this event. Freedom of the Line Tickets are our best value tickets and include unlimited travel and FREE entry to the Bury Transport Museum. Prices are displayed below:

    Ticket TypePrice
    Adult £14.50
    Concession £13.00
    Child £9.20
    Family (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)  £37.00

    2-4-1 Special Offer

    When two people are dressed as science fiction characters, one of the two can travel for free.

    Terms & Conditions: This offer is only valid on the Sci-Fi on the Sidings event weekend on 9 - 10 April 2016. The discount is only applicable on those purchasing "Freedom of the Line" tickets. Both people must be dressed as science fiction characters for the 2-4-1 offer to apply. Lowest ticket is free. 

    Stall holders:

    If you would like to bring a trade stand to the event the please click here and fill out our booking form. 

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