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East Lancashire Railway

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Type:Steam Railway

Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street
Bury
GREATER MANCHESTER
BL9 0EY

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East Lancashire Railway train travelling over countryside bridge

Ticket Prices

Ticket Prices

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Freedom Of The Line - Adult£16.00 per ticket
Freedom Of The Line - Child (aged 5 - 17)£10.00 per ticket
Freedom of the Line – Concession£14.50 per ticket
Freedom Of The Line - Family (2 adults/3 children)£42.00 per ticket
Freedom Of The Line - Under 5sFree

Freedom Of The Line tickets include unlimited travel all day and FREE entry to Bury Transport Museum (excludes special events).
Under 5s: Free (Except Special Events).

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Bury Interchange provides both tram and bus services throughout Greater Manchester, with the City Centre just a 30 minute journey via a regular direct tram service. Bury Bolton Street Station is located just a short 5 minute walk from Bury Interchange.

Road Directions

Bury Bolton Street Station is the hub of the East Lancashire Railway and is sited in the centre of Bury, just north of Manchester City Centre. Bury is conveniently located near major road links (M60, M62 and M66) and can be accessed from Junction 2 of the M66.

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Hillbilly612
      Afternoon tea
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 15th July 2021
      Lovely afternoon tea trip this afternoon. Food was great and staff were lovely and polite too. Weather was perfect too. Somewhere we will definitely return to. Highly recommended Read full review
    • holidaymanWashington
      Washington, United Kingdom
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      Couples
      Steam Wonderful Steam.
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 16th July 2021
      We arrived to find that the train was waiting at the furthest platform from the entrance. Taking social distancing to the extreme, as the station is used solely by the ELR and no other trains were... Read full review
    • therichastill
      Stevenage, United Kingdom
      Chuffing Great Time!
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 22nd July 2021
      I had planned to visit the ELR last year but sadly the Covid pandemic put my plans on hold so I was glad to finally make the trip to Bury to have a ride on the line. I arrived at Bury Bolton Street... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Loop system in station
    • Guide Dogs Permitted

    Catering

    • On-Site café/restaurant

    Provider Facilities

    • Toilets

    Dates and Opening Times

    Opening dates and times for 2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

    * The railway operates at weekends and Bank holidays all year round and also Mid-week during most holiday periods. Please check the East Lancashire Railway website for the latest timetables.

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