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

    Join the East Lancashire Railway for the final Day Out With Thomas of 2019! Enjoy rides behind the Little Blue Engine, a chance to meet the Fat Controller, performances by Rusty and Dusty (the cheeky station sweepers), unlimited travel on steam and diesel trains and more!

    Best of all, if you book online you will automatically enter our prize draw to WIN a Santa Specials Family Ticket worth up to £100. Keep your fingers crossed, the winner will be notified by email on Monday 7th October 2019.

    Book here

  • Thomas the Tank Engine

    The East Lancashire Railway is looking for the nation’s biggest Thomas the Tank Engine fan to become our “Junior Station Master” at our Day Out with Thomas event on 5 – 6 October.

    Lucky winners will be able to make a station announcement with The Fat Controller, sell tickets like a real train master and even sound Thomas’ whistle! The “Junior Station Master” will also guard the Thomas Train whilst their family ride along, with full day passes that include access to all of the activities and afford unlimited travel on steam and diesel trains.

    To enter, share a picture of your little ones on the ELR Facebook page explaining why they should be awarded this once in a lifetime prize! The winning entry will be presented with a “Junior Station Master” certificate and a special ELR and Thomas & Friends TM goody bag. Entries must be in by midday on Monday 30th September.

    Day Out with Thomas is at the East Lancashire Railway on the 5th and 6th of October. You can find out more about the event here.

  • Road Closures

    Run for All are working with Bury Council to deliver the 4th annual Bury 10K run on 15 September, starting at 9:30am.

    In accordance with traffic authority regulations an order has been made prohibiting and restricting the use of certain roads and road junctions in order to ensure the safety of the runners and others.

    Download the full list of road closures here.

  • Hungry for savings? You can save 25% on our marvellous Mid-Week Luncheons for the whole of September!

    Treat your taste buds with a great, great value two course steam train hauled lunch!

    We currently have availability on 12, 19 and 25 September, so if you're wanting to break up the day with something exciting, looking for a foodie experience with a difference or have always fancied Dining with Distinction - now is your chance!

    Just use discount code "SEPTSAVE" when booking to save 25% per person.

    Adult = £30 | Child = £22.50

    For more details, booking and dates click here.

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