There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 23rd March 2019 using the Blue Timetable 2019

Important Information: Due to refurbishment, The Trackside will not be serving food from 15th March - 29th March. - 

The kitchen will re-open on 30th March. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Halloween Ghost Trains

Dates for this event

  • 31st October 2019,
  • 1st November 2019,
  • 2nd November 2019
Halloween Ghost Trains
Spooky family

Steam powered screams!

There’s something strange in this neighbourhood, it’s the Halloween Ghost Trains, returning to haunt the ELR once again.

What’s Included

Dare you climb aboard the spooktacular steam train for a terrifying trip to Rawtenstall and back. Enjoy a host of hauntingly hilarious tricks and treats, rub shoulders with ghouls and ghosts and show off your best fancy dress. You can even start at Bury Transport Museum’s Creepy Craft Workshop to get set for the scare!

Dates, times and tickets

The East Lancashire Railway will be running a special event fare and timetable. More information will be made available nearer the event.

Halloween Ghost Train Tickets will be going on sale 1 July 2019 so watch this space.

Important Information and Getting Here

The event begins at 5pm and runs until 11pm. The Trackside Bar will also be open from 12pm – 11pm (Thursday), 12pm – 12am (Friday) and 10:30am – 12am (Saturday).

We recommend beginning your journey at Bury Bolton Street Station. For information on how to get there, as well as a helpful guide to local transportation links and parking spaces, please visit our Getting Here page.

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