There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 1st May 2021 using the Reopening Timetable
Map showing the walking route from Bury Interchange to Bury Bolton Street Station
Caption: Metrolink is only a short walk from Bolton Street as shown above.
Travel to Bury on one of Metrolink's new trams
Caption: Travel to Bury on one of Metrolink's new trams

Metrolink is Greater Manchester’s tram system and is a great way to travel to the East Lancashire Railway with Bury Metrolink stop just a few minutes walk from the line. Metrolink runs from the city centre towards Bury, and by using connecting services it is possible to get to the East Lancashire Railway from almost any location throughout Greater Manchester. 

Tickets and Travelcards

Tickets must be purchased before travel using one of the ticket machines located on the Metrolink platform. There are various off-peak day tickets available and for families and those travelling to multiple destinations via the network, Travelcards represent great value. 

If you are visiting the railway during the off-peak period then why not make use of the value for money Travelcard options available from Metrolink. You and the family can save money on parking and fuel as well as taking advantage of a stress free route to Bury. 

Travelcard Price Period  Ticket Terms and Conditions

Family Day


£7.10 No peak travel Travel after 9.30am Monday to Friday, all day weekends and bank holidays
Family Weekend £9.20 No peak travel

 Travel after 6pm on Friday until the last tram Sunday night

Further information

Metrolink generally operates at a 12 minute frequency, though during peak times on the Bury line trams run every 6 minutes. For up to the minute information on service changes visit or follow @MCRMetrolink on twitter.

For further information about Metrolink visit

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  • Postcodes for Sat-Nav

    If using Sat-Nav please use the postcodes below:

    • Heywood: OL10 1NL
    • Bury: BL9 0EY
    • Burrs Country Park: BL8 1DA
    • Summerseat: BL9 5QY
    • Ramsbottom: BL0 9AL
    • Irwell Vale: BL0 0QG
    • Rawtenstall: BB4 6AG
  • Useful Downloads

    You'll find event timetables, visitor guides, booking forms, menus and much more in our downloads section.

  • Accessibility

    All stations and Bury Transport Museum are fully accessible for visitors in wheelchairs. Disabled toilets are available at all manned stations.

    Read our Accessibility Statement

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