East Lancashire Railway
East Lancashire Railway

Enjoy everything that the ELR has to offer with your friends as part of a group visit or coach trip!

Coach Trips

With dedicated coach parking near Bury Bolton Street Station, and coach drop-off points in Bury and Rawtenstall, the ELR is the perfect destination for any coach trip or group excursion.

Plan Your Day Out

Scouts, Guides, and Youth Groups

There’s plenty to see, do and learn on the ELR, from nature walks through the Irwell Valley, to fun activities in the Bury Transport Museum. And of course, there’s a trip on a heritage train to enjoy too!

Dining Experiences

From our traditional afternoon teas and mid-week lunches to our amazing events and festive dinners, we’re happy to welcome group bookings for our dining experiences. You can even hire a private dining car for your group.

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Rail Ale Trail Couple On Platform

Rail Ale Trail

Explore the Irwell Valley’s pubs and breweries on this guided tour that explores the history, heritage and culture of Lancashire as you enjoy the very best locally-brewed real ales and ciders.

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Adult Educational Trips

It’s never too late to learn about your local history. The ELR is a perfect destination for historical societies and adult learning groups who want to get a real feel for what life was like at the height of the Industrial Revolution.

Build your own trip

All of the activities, tours and experiences we offer can be tailored to suit your group. Our Passenger and Customer Services Manager will be happy to help you plan your trip.