There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 1st April 2017 using the Sci-Fi on the Sidings Timetable 2017
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 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 way 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


£6.20 No peak travel Unlimited travel on all Metrolink tram services for groups of up to two adults and three children.Valid after 0930 Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Family Weekend £8.00 No peak travel

 Unlimited travel on all Metrolink tram services for groups of up to two adults and three children.Valid after 1800 on Friday until the end of service on Sunday.

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.

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