There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 5th December 2020 using the Santa Specials 2020

Additional trains available for Santa Specials - 12 & 19 Dec, 17:30 - 

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Mayor Onboard With East Lancashire Railway And Future Plans w/c 30 September 2019
Get Set For A Spooktacular Weekend Of Ghosts And Ghouls At East Lancashire Railway w/c 23 September 2019
Win a Day Out with ThomasTM w/c 16 September 2019
East Lancashire Railway’s Santa Specials Just Got More Magical w/c 16 September 2019
Wizards Use Magic Donation To Fix East Lancashire Railway Vandal Damage w/c 19 August 2019
Heartbreak For Heritage Railway After Vandals Cause £300.00 Worth of Damage w/c 29 July 2019
May The Force Be With You On The Sidings w/c 22 July 2019
It’s Hotter Than Ibiza But ELR Has Launched Their Santa Special w/c 1 July 2019

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