There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 1st May 2021 using the Reopening Timetable

30 Years to Rawtenstall Anniversary

Dates for this event

  • 1st May 2021,
  • 2nd May 2021,
  • 3rd May 2021
Reopening Rawtenstall

We’re getting back on track

This May Bank Holiday is a special one for the East Lancashire Railway. Not only will we re-open our lines to passengers for the first time after the third national lockdown, we are also celebrating an auspicious date. 2021 marks the thirty-year anniversary of the re-opening of Rawtenstall Station on 27 April 1991!

Come along and join the festivities as we run regular steam and diesel services throughout the weekend.

Special 30th Anniversary Tickets and Prices

A limited number of tickets are available at the same price as they were in 1991, providing a significant discount. Thirty tickets are available per outward train from Bury/Rawtenstall. Passengers must return on the train indicated. Advance booking only.

Departing Bury Adult Child (3 - 17) Book Now
10:00, return 11:33 £6.50 £3.30 Book Now
12:30, return 14:03 £6.50 £3.30 Book Now
15:00, return 16:35 £6.60 £3.30 Book Now


Departing Rawtenstall Adult  Child (3 - 17) Book Now
10:54, return 13:09 £6.50 £3.30 Book Now
13:23, return 15:39 £6.50  £3.30 Book Now

 Special 30th Anniversary Ticket Restrictions:

  • Tickets are only valid for one timed steam-hauled journey on the time and date shown. These are not hop-on hop-off tickets )
  • 30th Anniversary Tickets are only available in advance online and are not purchasable on the day.
  • You can only board at the advertised stations ( Bury or Rawtenstall )
  • Tickets cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • Tickets are non–refundable

Notices and promotions

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