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

Start your celebrations in style with a steam train ride with Santa and his team of happy helpers on our Santa Specials, 30 Nov – 1 Dec, 7 – 8, 14 – 15, 19 – 24 Dec.

  • Take a steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through the beautiful Irwell Valley.
  • Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere provided by a traditional brass band and carol singing.
  • Admire the beautifully decorated Bury Bolton Street Station with its hundreds of Christmas trees.
  • Say hello to costumed characters on your journey.
  • Be mesmerized by our on board magician.
  • Meet Santa and his elves as they travel through the train giving a hand-wrapped gift to each child.
  • Receive a chocolate lolly, juice drink and bespoke activity pack for children and a mince pie and festive tipple for grown-ups.
  • Take home an ELR branded drawstring bag for children - the perfect souvenir of your special day out.
  • Hunt for hidden clues in Bury Transport Museum with the Great Christmas Treasure Hunt.

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