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.

Sci-Fi on the Sidings

Dates for this event

  • 17th August 2019,
  • 18th August 2019
Sci-Fi on the Sidings
Commuting Storm Troopers

Space, where everyone can hear you steam!

Unidentified flying objects have been spotted hovering over Heywood, Bury is full of Men in Black suits and we think we saw a Wookie in Ramsbottom, it must be Sci-Fi on the Sidings!

What’s Included

Aliens, superheroes, robots and more warp, beam, fly or simply walk onto the East Lancashire Railway as your favourite characters from comics, films and books arrive for a special themed weekend, featuring out of this world activities and attractions.

Important Information and Getting Here

The event begins at 10am and runs until 4pm. The booking office, gift shop and buffet are open from approximately 10am – 4pm. The Trackside Bar will also be open from 10:30am – 12am (Saturday) and 10:30am – 11pm (Sunday).

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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