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Caption: Become a member of the ELRPS

Support our railway and become a member of the East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society (ELPRS). The ELRPS helps to fund exciting railway projects, from the refurbishment of locos to new station facilities, ensuring a continuously improving experience for all of our visitors. Find out more about our Preservation Society.

Membership Benefits

  • Receive three free issues of "ELR News" magazine each year and keep up-to-date with all the latest news, articles and stories on the East Lancashire Railway
  • Enjoy travel benefits on the ELR with three full trips per year on the railway on non event days* - saving more than the cost of an annual membership
  • FREE entry to Bury Transport Museum

Once a member of the ELRPS you can then choose to become a working volunteer and join our friendly community, meeting new people, keeping fit and preserving skills for the future. To find out more about how you can get involved visit our "Volunteering" page. For information on the East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society, visit the ELRPS page.

Please note that memberships run from December to January.

* Available to Life, Full, Senior and Junior Members. Family Members receive one free trip per year. All other trips are at concessionary fares.

Membership Options

Membership Prices
 Types of Membership1 Year3 YearsLifetime
Full Member (18 and over) £23 £60 £400
Senior Member (60 and over) £17 £45 £165
Associate Member £12 £32 £140
Young Person Member (Under 18) £11 N/A N/A
Family Member (up to two adults and up to three children, only available as an annual membership) £50 N/A N/A

Membership Form

To become a member, please complete the application form here:

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