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Halloween Ghost Trains

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    Halloween Ghost Trains by Liam barnes

    Steam powered screams

    Are you brave enough to board the Halloween Ghost Train? Take a ride to Rawtenstall and back alongside a host of hideous haunters and giggling ghouls.

    What’s included?

    • A haunted steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through dark tunnels and past lonely platforms
    • A gaggle of entertaining ghosts that join you on your journey
    • Show off your best fancy dress
    • Terrifying treats available at the station buffet, plus every child receives a Halloween goody bag
    • A creepy craft workshop at Bury Transport Museum, the ideal way to get set for the scare

    Dates and times

    Please select a date and time from the table below, please note, the later the train the scarier the experience:

    Friday 26 October 17:30  18:30  19:30  20:30 
    Saturday 27 October 17:30  18:30  19:30  20:30 
    Wednesday 31 October 17:30  18:30  19:30  20:30 
    Scare Factor * ** ** ***

     Availability: Green: Good, Orange: Limited, Red: Sold Out

    Ticket information, prices and getting here

    Pre-booking only.

      Adult Child Adult with Child Under 3
    Ticket £15.50 £9.50  £15.50 

    The Halloween Ghost Trains begin and end at Bury Bolton Street Station. For information on how to find us and car parking visit our Getting Here page.


    The East Lancashire Railway welcomes people of all abilities and we strive to make sure we are easily accessible to everyone. Therefore, we encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions or requirements, and we will do our best to help you plan your visit. You can contact us on 0333 320 2830 and press option two twice, or you can email us at

    All of our stations offer step-free access, and on most services we carry a ramp to allow step-free access to our trains. Disabled toilet facilities are available on most operating days at Bury, Ramsbottom, Rawtenstall and Heywood Stations as well as Bury Transport Museum. If you have any questions or further requirements, please get in touch.

    Our visitors say…

    • Fantastic evening on the Halloween train with my 10 year old daughter. The train station was decorated very spooky with refreshments available at normal cost. We were joined in the carriages by numerous great actors who entertained us throughout the longer than expected journey. Well worth a visit, definately going back next year.

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