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Bring Your Own Mug

The East Lancashire Railway is looking for ways to do its part for the environment, as such we are proud to launch our “Bring Your Own Mug” initiative. At selected venues on the ELR line visitors are encouraged to bring their own mug or cup and get tea or coffee for just £1! Hopefully this will result in less waste.

The offer is available at the Platform 3/4 Buffet on Bury Bolton Street Station, the FXP Hut on Bury Bolton Street Station, Ramsbottom Café and Rawtenstall Café.

Please note that the offer is not available in The Trackside of the Buffer Stops. Each refill will be charged at £1. The offer is not applicable to the Lavazza coffee machines. Offer is limited to a standard cup/mug size (i.e. one tea bag/one spoon of coffee).

Ramblers Association

Card holding members of the Ramblers' Association may travel at Concessionary fares. All concessionary fares are available to them. Concessionary fares are available every weekend except Day Out With Thomas.


On production of a valid CSMA Membership Card a two-for-one discount will be available when purchasing adult Freedom of the Line tickets. This discount is not available on special event days.

Student Rates

Any full-time student who wishes to travel on the East Lancashire Railway and is able to produce suitable full-time student identification can travel at concessionary rates regardless of age. Any suitable ID is acceptable, for example: NUS Card, College ID etc.

Carvan and Motorhome Club

Members of the Caravan and Motorhome club can receive two for one travel. One person travels free when accompanied by a "Freedom of the Line" Adult ticket holder. Not valid on event days. Tickets must be used at the same time, lowest priced ticket is free. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. To take advantage of any special offer, please show your your valid signed membership card to the booking office or ticket inspector.

Brown Cow Food Discount

The Brown Cow at Burrs Country Park offers a 10% discount on food with a valid East Lancashire Railway ticket.

Activity Superstore

The East Lancashire Railway accepts vouchers issued by Activity Superstore on all standard running days. The vouchers are not valid on special events.

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