There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 16th November 2019 using the Blue Timetable 2019

Wave the flag for the home county at our Lancashire Weekend, 23 – 24 November - 

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Lancashire Weekend

Dates for this event

  • 23rd November 2019,
  • 24th November 2019
Lancashire Weekend
Lancs Dance
Lancashire Weekend Bugle
Town Crier

We Love Lancashire

Wave the flag for the home county as we celebrate the day Lancashire sent its first representatives to Parliament.

What’s Included

Come along for some folksy family fun as the ELR plays host to traditional Morris Dancers and a town crier reading out Lancashire Day proclamations. Home cooked hot pot and other local favourites will also be available.

Best of all for every two passengers that wear a red rose, one adult pays the full line fare and second goes free! (not to be used with any other promotion).

You can also refuel with the Homemade Lancashire hot pot on sale both at the Trackside and the Platform 3 Buffet. The Friends of Real Lancashire will also be in attendance with a stall.

Find the full event listing below:

Saturday 23 November

  • John Crook Westhoughton town crier Both days will read the Lancashire proclamation at 12.00pm on Platform 3 at Bolton street station, Bury *.
  • Sid Calderbank Lancashire dialect and music
  • Royal Preston Morris men
  • Wrigley head
  • Rivington Morris
  • Southport Swords

Sunday 24 November

  • John Crook *
  • Horwich prize medal Morris men
  • Oakenhoof Clog dancers

Brittania coconutters ( Will dance at Rawtenstall prior to joining the train for Bury)

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

All attractions are subject to availability.

Dates, times and tickets

The East Lancashire Railway will be running standard fares and timetables. For more information visit our Timetables and Fares page.

Important Information and Getting Here

The East Lancashire Railway will be running standard fares and timetables. For more information visit our Timetables and Fares page.

During the weekend the booking office, gift shop and buffet will be open from approximately 10am – 4pm. The Trackside Bar will also be open 10:30am – 12am (Saturday) and 10:30am – 11pm (Sunday).

For more information on how to reach Bury Transport Museum, as well as a helpful guide to local transportation links and parking spaces, please visit our Getting Here page.

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