There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 1st April 2017 using the Sci-Fi on the Sidings Timetable 2017

Sci-Fi on the Sidings

Dates for this event

  • 1st April 2017,
  • 2nd April 2017
Sci-Fi on the Sidings

It's steam... But not as you know it!

Boldly go where you have never gone before... by steam train. We’re going back to past to get to the future at this science-fiction family event with a host of time travellers, aliens, monsters and more, it’s sure to be an intergalactic good time!

Themes Include

  • Alien vs. Predator
  • Back to the Future
  • Doctor Who
  • Flash Gordon
  • Ghostbusters
  • Jurassic Park
  • Knight Rider
  • Star Wars

What's Happening Up the Line?

Bolton Street Station - Alien vs. Predator, Doctor Who, Flash Gordon and Star Wars

  • Tardis 
  • Black New Series Dalek, Red Dalek and Grey Dalek
  • Cyberman
  • K9
  • Flash Gordon's Rocket Cycle - The Only One in the UK
  • Star Wars Characters (UK Garrison, 99th Garrison and Rebel Legion)
  • Alien vs. Predator Characters
  • Face Painting

Bury Transport Museum - Back to the Future and Knight Rider

  • Hill Valley Set
  • The Delorean
  • Knight Rider's Kitt Car

Ramsbottom - Jurassic Park

  • Jurassic Park Gates 
  • Jurassic Park Explorer
  • 14ft T-Rex
  • Baby T-Rex

Rawtenstall - Ghostbusters

  • Ecto-Fun
  • 35ft "Stay Puft Man"
  • Face Painting

More attractions and activities to be announced!

Plesd note: a small charge may be incurred for some activities.

If you would like to hold a stall at the Sci-Fi on the Sidings event please fill out this form.

Tickets and Prices

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

  Adult Concession Child Family
Ticket  £14.80  £13.30 £9.40   £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 1 - 2 April 2017. 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.


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