There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 1st May 2021 using the Reopening Timetable
Premium Night
Red Rose
Murder Mystery
Comedy Dinner Show
Lancastrian Lunch
Tasting Diners
Dates for your Diary
Festive Special
Mid Week Lunch
Afternoon Tea

Step on board our traditional Pullman style carriages and be transported back in time to an age where to dine by train was the height of sophistication. Enjoy first class service and fine dining behind one of our historic steam engines whilst journeying through the charming Lancashire countryside soaking up the picturesque panoramas as you go.

With a range of options from a silver service four course gastronomic delight to a quintessentially British Afternoon Tea, there is something for every appetite and occasion.

All our dining services are fully operational, and will still operate, even with a 10:00 pm 'last service' restriction.

Bookings for 2020 and 2021 are being taken. There are limited spaces remaining for the rest of 2020 with the majority of Christmas dates sold out.

Dates for 2021 are now available to browse and book online. Prices will be held at their current level until the end of September 2020 so make sure you don't miss out. Check out the individual experience pages for further details.

"We’re Good To Go" - the East Lancs Railway has the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry Covid-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Premium Nights

The ultimate dining experience. This four course, fine dining, black tie affair on-board our luxurious Orient Express style carriages boasts a red carpet welcome and Champagne and canapé reception complete with musical accompaniment. Full details

Red Rose Diners

Red Rose Diners are the jewel in the crown of culinary experiences at the East Lancashire Railway. From the glass of fizz upon arrival, to the personal welcome from our Dining Manager; these little touches create long lasting memories. Full details

Murder Mystery Nights

Do you want to play detective for a night? Do you have what it takes to find out 'whodunnit'? Then join the East Lancashire Railway as they team up with award winning After Dark Entertainment for marvellous food and murder! Full details

Comedy Dinner Show

Brand new for 2019 our Comedy Dinner Shows provide an interactive evening of entertainment and fantastic food as the award winning team behind our Murder Mystery Nights take over the train. Full details.

Lancastrian Lunches

Sit back, relax and enjoy a traditional Sunday Roast on board a heritage steam engine. A fantastic family experience that combines quality local food with a picture perfect steam journey through the Irwell Valley. Full details

Tasting Dinners

Put your taste buds to the test and choose from an evening of Gin, Wine or Whiskey tasting, served alongside a fine four course menu on board our beautiful Pullman style dining carriages. Full details

Dates for your Diary

Wine and dine that special someone with our Valentine's diner and celebrate one of Scotland's greats with a steam hauled shindig. Whatever the occasion, it's a date with a Dining with Distinction experience. Full details

Festive Specials

Christmas is a magical time at the East Lancashire Railway from the traditional fairy lit platforms to the beautifully decorated vintage carriages. Steam through a winter wonderland as you indulge in some festive foodie favourites and soak up the spirit of the season. Full details

Mid-week Luncheons

Organising a group excursion to the East Lancashire Railway? Visiting Bury for a day of retail bliss at The Rock and the world famous Bury Market? Come and enjoy a great value two-course lunch on board our historic Pullman style carriages. Full details

Traditional Afternoon Teas

Let the East Lancashire Railway take care of your midweek munchies with our Afternoon Tea dining services. These luxury experiences combine the elegance of first class train travel with a choice of tea, coffee and fresh sandwiches. Full details

Notices and promotions

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