There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 17th November 2018 using the Blue Timetable 2018 - possible amendments may apply

Wave the Flag for the Home County - 

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Lancashire Weekend

Dates for this event

  • 17th November 2018,
  • 18th November 2018
Lancashire Weekend
Dancers at Lancashire Weekend
Friends of Real Lancashire

Wave the flag for the home county

It’s all things Lancashire at this special themed weekend celebrating the historic day when the county sent its first representatives to Parliament.

What’s included?

Enjoy a host of fun folksy events including traditional Morris dancing and home-made Lancastrian treats. Local Lancashire breweries will be providing the liquid refreshments at both the Trackside and the Buffer Stops, and Moorhouses brewery will be making a specially brewed ale for the occasion, so watch this space.

Saturday 17th

  • John Crook Westhoughton town crier Both days.
  • Mrs Shaman Rona Birtles Deputy Lieutenant (Saturday only who will read the proclamation at Noon)
  • Friends of Real Lancashire with a stall and representation on the event both days
  • Rivington Morris.
  • Royal Preston Morris men.
  • Wrigley head Morris men.

Sunday 18th

  • Horwich prize medal Morris men
  • Oakenhoof Clog dancers
  • Brittania coconutters
  • Sid Calderbank(Lancashire dialects and songs)

For every two passengers wearing a red rose one passenger pays the Full line adult fare the second travels free. Red roses on sale in the booking hall at our retail shop.

Homemade Lancashire hot pot on sale in the Trackside.

Platform 3 buffet will also be selling Hot pot's.

Friends of Real Lancashire will also be in attendance with a stall.

Dancing will commence formally from 12noon on both days then dancers will travels along the line stopping off at Ramsbottom.

Ticket information, prices and getting here

Freedom of the Line tickets are our best value tickets and include unlimited travel all day.

Family (2 adults & 3 Children) £39.50
Adult £15.50 
Child £9.50 
Concession £14.00 

Single and return fares between Heywood, Bury, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall are also available. Find your fare.

We recommend starting your journey 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.

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