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East Lancashire Railway

  • Bury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

All aboard the East Lancashire Railway! Step back in time and enjoy a family day out like no other with a spectacular 12-mile steam train ride through the stunning North West landscape. Your journey will begin in Bury, just 30 minutes from Manchester City Centre, and will take you through many picturesque towns and villages along the way. 

Fancy spending time in the great outdoors? You can hop off at one of the calling stations -  Heywood, Burrs Country Park, Summerseat, Ramsbottom, Irwell Vale and Rawtenstall, and explore fabulous nature trails in the countryside. Plus, you’ll get the chance to see magnificent vintage vehicles and interactive exhibitions at Bury Transport Museum. 

East Lancashire Railway is also famous for hosting some of the best events for train enthusiasts of all ages. From Days Out With Thomas, to Santa Specials, Halloween Ghost Trains and Wizard Activity Days - there’s something to get everyone excited!

  • Visit Lancashire’s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year in 2018 
  • Steam train rides, dedicated Transport Museum & more
  • Exciting programme of family-friendly events
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Opening hours

Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00 


Freedom of the Line tickets
Adult: £16.00
Concession: £14.50
Child (5 - 17 Years): £10.00
Under 5: FREE
Family (2 Adults & Up to 3 Children): £42.00

Travel & Contact Information


Bolton Street Station, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0EY, England

Phone number

0333 320 2830



Click here to visit East Lancashire Railway's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, East Lancashire Railway is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, East Lancashire Railway have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

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