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Residents' Weekend

Dates for this event

  • 10th March 2018,
  • 11th March 2018
Residents' Weekend

Save money and travel in style

Broaden your horizons at a reasonable rate on the East Lancashire Railway, our heavily discounted Resident Permit fares are available to all local residents this weekend.

What’s Included

For one weekend only these specially lowered fares are available to travellers who are not yet members of our Residents' 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.

Ticket information, prices and getting here

Residents’ Rates apply:

Freedom of the Line £9.50
Full Line Return: Adult £6.50
Child/Concession £4.50

We recommend beginning your journey at Bury Bolton Street Station. For information on how to find us and car parking visit our Getting Here page.

Our visitors say…

  • It's nostalgia, wonderful nostalgia. Pure and simple. It isn't a means of going somewhere, it's a reminder of a past era. A reminiscence for those of a certain age, an education for those who have never experienced steam-powered locomotion!

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