There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 27th January 2018 using the Blue Timetable 2018

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Residents' Weekend

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    Explore the local area
    Explore the Irwell Valley in style

    Explore the Irwell Valley at a discount!

    Take full advantage of the special discounted rates ordinarily open only to holders of an ELR permit and explore the line whilst saving money! Take a train up to Ramsbottom and discover niche boutique shops or travel to Heywood for a relaxing wander around Queens Park, the choice is yours.

    For one weekend only these specially lowered fares are available travellers who are not yet members of our Resident's Permit scheme. To qualify you must first reside in the metropolitan boroughs of Rochdale, Bury or Rossendale. When purchasing your travel tickets from our station booking offices or ticket inspectors please provide proof of residency, for example a council tax bill; UK driving licence or utility bill, something with your address on.

    For more information on resident's rates, and to find out how to become a fully fledged member, visit our Resident's Permit page.


    Take advantage of special discounted ticket fairs. Our Freedom of the line tickets offer unlimited travel all day.

    Adult £9.00

    Our Full Line Return Tickets allow one full return trip along the line

    Adult £6.00
    Child/Concession £4.00

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