There are trains running today using the Blue Timetable 2020

Take a steam train trip back to Britain’s finest hour at our 1940s Weekend, 23 – 25 May - 

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  • Following a fire on Pimhole Road in Bury that started last night (2 January) we have taken the decision to amend our train timetable for this weekend.

    Part of the line is relatively near to the location of the fire, and although the track has not been damaged by this incident, the we have decided to halt services to and from Heywood on 4 and 5 January to support Greater Manchester Fire Rescue Service’s ongoing efforts.

    We will still be running steam and diesel train services between Bury and Rawtenstall throughout the weekend, so join us for a journey through the beautiful Irwell Valley!

    Download the Timetable for 4 & 5 January 2020. 

  • Soak up the spirit of the season in style with loco legend A4 60009 'Union of South Africa' as she hauls our standard services on 26 & 27 December

    Visit our Timetables & Fares page for more information.

  • Santa Specials Additional Seats

    Santa has an early Christmas present for all of you good little girls and boys that haven’t yet managed to book your Santa Special experiences this year. Due to popular demand, he’s worked a little festive magic and made some additional trains available.

    You can now purchase tickets for the 5pm and 5:50pm trains on the 19th and 20th December 2019!
    Find out more about this family friendly yuletide adventure and book today.

  • Hear ye, hear ye! Come along for some folksy family fun as the ELR welcomes traditional Morris Dancers, a town crier, home cooked hot pot and other local treats!

    Best of all, for every two passengers wearing a red rose, one adult pays the full line fare and the second travels for free!

    Find the full breakdown and details here.

  • Class 105 Emma Seddon

    Join us this Saturday as we display the very best in DMU power for a special themed event. This is a rare opportunity to see a lot of these engines in action and take in the panoramic views available from the comfort of their seats.

    Attending locomotives include:

    • Class 104 2 car (Birmingham RCW)
    • Class 105 2 car (Cravens)
    • Class 110 3 car (Birmingham RCW – Calder Valley Unit)
    • Class 122 1 car (Gloucester RCW “Bubbles”)

    Find out more about the event, find timetables and more here.

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