There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 23rd March 2019 using the Blue Timetable 2019

Important Information: Due to refurbishment, The Trackside will not be serving food from 15th March - 29th March. - 

The kitchen will re-open on 30th March. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

  • Bury Council

    Bury Council will be resurfacing Bury Bolton Street and Market Street for an approximately five week period beginning on 11 March 2019.

    The work will be programmed to be undertaken in the evenings (Sunday to Thursdays) with traffic being managed using temporary one-way working and short term road closures. Temporary diversion routes will be signed accordingly.

    As the works progress it will be necessary to restrict access to/from some of the adjoining side streets that connect with Bolton Street for short periods of time. This is to ensure the safety of members of the public and the contractors staff.

    Unfortunately, when undertaking any scheme of this nature, some disruption is unavoidable; nevertheless, Bury Council will endeavour to reduce this disruption as much as possible.

    For more information visit www.burygov.co.uk, call 0161 253 5353 or email engcon@bury.gov.uk

  • Pat Kilner Spring Steam Gala

    Join the East Lancashire Railway for an all steam spectacular as both guest engines and home fleet locomotives come together to run intensive passenger services for three whole days!

    Starring locomotives include:

    • 78018, appearing courtesy of the Great Central Railway, Darlington Railway Preservation Society (owner) and Loughborough Standard Locomotives Group (custodian).
    • Caledonian Railway 419, appearing courtesy of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society.
    • BR Standard 4 Tank 80097 (official launch into service)
    • BR Standard 4 Tank 80080, courtesy of the PRCLT, first return to traffic following overhaul.
    • 4270.
    • 34092.
    • 52322.
    • 2890.
    • 32 Gothenburg.

    The best part? Save 10% by Booking online!

    BOOK NOW

  • Residents' Weekend

    Local folk will not want to miss this opportunity to explore the East Lancashire Railway line at a significant discount. For one weekend only, residents of Bury, Rochdale and Rossendale can take advantage of the discounted rates usually only available to holders of a Resident Permit.

    Pick up a Freedom of the Line ticket for £10, a Full Line Adult Return for £7 and a Concession/Child ticket for just £5!

    Find out more.

    Please note that proof of residency in Bury, Rochdale or Rossendale is required to take advantage of the discount.

  • 419

    The East Lancashire Railway is thrilled to announce that Caledonian Railway 419 will be making her first ever appearance at the ELR at our 2019 Spring Steam Gala.

    The loco appears courtesy of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society and will be starring alongside other steam powered stunners such as 78018, 80097, 80080 and more, be sure to visit our event page for the full line-up.

    Remember that you can save 10% off the price of your ticket by booking online, so book now!

    Additional thanks go to the SRPS for supplying the photo.

  • Red Rose Diner

    Join the East Lancashire for fine dining and finesse on our flagship dining experience. From the welcoming glass of fizz and red carpet that greets you on arrival to the delicious meal and top of the line silver service, it’s the little touches that make for a truly unforgettable evening out.

    Each experience includes:

    • A beautiful 2 and ¾ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    • A welcome glazz of fizz
    • A four course meal followed by tea or coffee and after dinner chocolates.

    Tickets cost £56 per person. Find your ideal menu and book now!

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