There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 15th May 2021 using the Reopening Timetable

How to Get Here

The East Lancashire Railway is easily accessible with major road links, including the M66, M60, M62 and M6, nearby.

A short walk from Bury Bolton Street Station visitors will find Bury Interchange, a public transport hub, providing both bus and tram services throughout Greater Manchester. Manchester City Centre is just a 30 minute journey away via Metrolink tram services. For information on transport links visit or you can view our dedicated Metrolink page here.

If you’re travelling from even further away Bury can be easily reached from Manchester Airport. The Airport is just a 25 minute drive away from Manchester city centre, alternatively the airport has its own Train Station and Metrolink stop, from which you can catch trains and trams to a variety of destinations in Greater Manchester such as Manchester Piccadilly, where catching another tram to Bury is simplicity itself.


Parking is available at all stations; however spaces are limited and subject to charges at Bury. Car parking in Bolton Street Station Car Park on Saturdays and Sundays is chargeable at a daily rate of £5 on Saturdays and £1 on Sundays and is administered by Bury Council. Heywood is just over a mile from the M62 and has a large free car park which is open whenever we run, except on the Green Timetable. Limited free parking is also available at Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall. Disabled parking bays are available at Heywood, Bury, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall Stations.

If visiting the Bury Transport Museum parking can be found in Castlecroft Yard, outside the museum building, however this car park is not available during special events.

Restricted coach parking can be found on Castlecroft Road in Bury and there are coach drop off points outside both Bury and Rawtenstall Stations.


Our friendly staff at the Information office are available seven days a week between 10am - 4pm. For Information about events, train services on the day, or to book a dining train or event ticket please contact the office at Bury Station.

Bury Bolton Street Station

Bury Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0EY
Telephone: 0333 320 2830 (lines open daily 9am - 9pm)

For special event enquiries, group travel and private bookings please contact our Passenger Services Manager or

Bury Transport Museum

Castlecroft Goods Warehouse, Castlecroft Road, Bury BL9 0LB
Telephone: 0161 763 7949 (lines open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 4pm)

Heywood Station

Railway Street, Heywood OL10 1NL (Postcode for Sat-Nav purposes only)

Ramsbottom Station

Railway Street, Ramsbottom BL0 9AL

Rawtenstall Station

Bury Road, Rawtenstall BB4 6AG

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  • Find timetables and fares here
  • 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

  • Gift vouchers for every occasion
  • Resident's permits available

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