There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 17th November 2018 using the Blue Timetable 2018 - possible amendments may apply

Wave the Flag for the Home County - 

Join us for Lancashire Weekend »

  • Lancashire Weekend

    It’s all things Lancashire at this special themed weekend celebrating the historic day when the county sent its very first representatives to parliament. The event will play host to a variety of fun and folksy events from the announcements of a traditional Town Crier and Morris Dancing to proper Lancastrian grub and local liquid refreshments.

    Make sure you show your love for Lancashire! For every two passengers wearing a red rose one passenger pays the full line adult fare and the second travels for free. Red roses will be on sale in our own Bury Booking Office shop.

    Find out more.

  • Santa Specials

    Our popular Santa Special trains have surpassed all expectations and have now reached nearly 90% occupancy! Don’t miss out on this fantastic festive experience that has become an annual tradition for many

    • Take a steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through the Irwell Valley
    • Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere provided by a traditional brass band and carol singing
    • Admire the beautifully decorated Bury Bolton Street Station
    • Say hello to costumed characters and be amazed by the on board magician
    • Meet Santa and his elves as they travel through the train giving a gift to each child
    • Each child will also receive a biscuit and juice drink whilst adults will receive a mince pie and festive tipple
    • Hunt for hidden clues in Bury Transport Museum with the Great Christmas Treasure Hunt

    Additional seats have just been released for the 9:30 trains on the 24th and 25th November.

    Book now!

  • DMU

    Join the East Lancashire Railway as we pay tribute to the stalwart Diesel Multiple Unit at this special theme weekend. The intensive all DMU timetable will feature the following locomotives:

    • Class 104
    • Class 105
    • Class 110
    • Class 122
    • Special Guest – Class 117

    Fare information and the full timetable can be found here.

  • Halloween Ghost Trains

    Will you brave the giggling ghosts and hilarious haunters to take a ride on the East Lancashire Railway’s Halloween Ghost Train? Join a crew of classic creatures including a wacky wolfman, a creepy clown and a vile vampire for a haunted steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back.

    Enjoy entertainment on the trip and enjoy terrifying treats at the station buffet, plus every child receives a goofy bag full of ticks and treats. A creepy craft workshop is also taking place at Bury Transport Museum before the night begins, an ideal way to get set for the scare


    Tickets cost £15.50 per adult and £9.50 per child and must be purchased online. Don’t miss out, book now!

  • Autumn Steam Gala

    Make sure you don’t miss the last large scale steam event of the ELR’s annual calendar! Enjoy an all steam timetable all weekend, featuring both special guest and home fleet locomotives!

    Confirmed locomotives include:

    Special Guests:

    • GWR 4270
    • GWR 2857
    • LMS 6233 “Duchess of Sutherland”

    Home fleet:

    • L & YA Class 52322
    • BR Standard 4 Tank 80080
    • BR Southern Region West Country Pacific 34092
    • Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 Tank “Gothenburg” 32

    Book online now and save 10%.

    (Image appears thanks to Fox Pix)

Notices and promotions

  • Find timetables and fares here

Find out First

Want the latest news hot from the firebox? Sign up to receive our regular e-newsletter and keep up-to-date with news, offers and events.
Visit England - Quality Assured Visitor Attraction Greater Manchester's Transport Heritage East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society Pennine Telecom The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
© The East Lancashire Railway 2014 - 2018. All rights reserved.
The East Lancashire Light Railway Company Limited registered in England and Wales. Registered office: Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY Registered number: 02023981