There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 1st May 2021 using the Reopening Timetable
  • Tornado returns

    Britain’s newest preserved steam engine breezes onto the East Lancashire Railway’s tracks this Spring, marking the legendary 60163 “Tornado’s” second ever visit to the Irwell Valley line.

    Despite her youth the engine has already become an icon, finding fame in “Top Gear” and the 2017 film “Paddington 2”, as well as being the first loco to reach 100mph in 50 years, so you definitely won’t want to miss this opportunity to welcome her back.

    Find out more and book now here.

  • Residents' Weekend

    Make your money go the distance with discounted journeys on the East Lancashire Railway this weekend. Our specially lowered Residents’ Rates are available to travellers who are not yet members of the Residents’ Permit scheme for one weekend only.

    To qualify you must reside in the metropolitan boroughs of Rochdale, Bury or Rossendale. When purchasing tickets from our station booking offices or ticket inspectors please provide proof of residency.

    For the full breakdown of our discounted prices, click here.

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