There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 25th January 2020 using the Blue Timetable 2020

Take a ride with the Iconic Flying Scotsman in 2020, enhance your experience with a Caledonian Breakfast or Highland Afternoon Tea - 

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  • Nigel Scotsman

    The world famous “Flying Scotsman” will be steaming back to the East Lancashire Railway for a series of visits in 2020. There are a number of unique experiences available:

    RIDE: Enjoy a return trip behind the star steam train and reserve your place in history by reserving a spot on one of Flying Scotsman’s passenger services.

    DINE: Treat yourself to the ultimate first class meal with a Flying Scotsman hauled Dining With Distinction Experience.

    EXPERIENCE: Enhance your day with the Flying Scotsman by including a Caledonian Breakfast or traditional Highlands Afternoon Tea aboard one of our dining carriages.

    Find out more, including dates and prices, here.

    Picture by Nigel.

  • 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.

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