East Lancashire Railway

Check availability for East Lancashire Railway (opens in a new window)

Type:Steam Railway

Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1549 reviews1549 reviews
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel:0333 320 2830

Add East Lancashire Railway to your Itinerary

From £15.50
East Lancashire Railway

Ticket Prices

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Freedom Of The Line - Adult£15.50 per ticket type
Freedom Of The Line - Child (aged 5 - 17)£9.50 per ticket type
Freedom Of The Line - Family (2 adults/3 children)£39.50 per ticket type
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).

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.

Follow Us


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Terrible

Recent Reviews:

  • B7152FJpeterw
    Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Visit to railway
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 20th July 2018
    I went to this railway during a Kirbys coach holiday. The journey was from Rawtenstall to Bury one way. There were only Diesel trains running at the time. Well worth the visit, recommended. Read full review
  • 1966Elizabeth
    Blackburn, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Golden age of Steam
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 19th July 2018
    I was given a voucher for afternoon tea by Dining with Distinction on a beautiful steam train running from Bury to Rawtenstall and back. The steam train was magnificent and our first class carriages... Read full review
  • Paul C
    Billingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Driver experience.
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 17th July 2018
    We have been to this railway some years ago and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This time I was lucky to there on a driver experience day. What a fantastic time my wife and I had. Please thank all who... Read full review



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


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Opening Times

Opening dates and times for 2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* 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.

What's Nearby

  1. The Fusilier Museum combines interactive galleries with temporary exhibitions tracing 350...

    0.12 miles away
  2. Treetop Manchester is a woodland adventure like no other. Set in the beautiful woodland...

    4.1 miles away
  3. After a highly successful summer Heaton Park Garden Centre’s creative centre ‘The Place...

    4.4 miles away
  1. A beautiful space with a range of activities on offer for all ages.

    4.46 miles away
  2. This Grade 1, 16th century half-timbered hall is one of the north-west’s most important...

    4.85 miles away
  3. If you think garlic bread is the future, then head to St Gregory's Social Club. The club...

    4.93 miles away
  4. A magnificent 18th Century country house set in Heaton Park's rolling landscape.

    5.12 miles away
  5. This hub of activity in the heart of Bolton has enough variety for repeat visits.

    5.52 miles away
  6. Blackleach Country Park is an impressive haven with 50 hectares of beautiful countryside...

    5.75 miles away
  7. Full of fun activities for the kids, fascinating facts for adults and, for the not so...

    5.85 miles away
  8. The Rochdale Pioneers Museum is widely regarded as the home of the worldwide Co-operative...

    6 miles away
  9. Manchester Three Rivers gin distillery is an interactive gin experience based in...

    7.54 miles away
  10. Kickair is the largest indoor activity park in the North West of England. It has an array...

    7.6 miles away
  11. There is always something for everyone at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, from hands-on...

    7.61 miles away
  12. Europe's largest and most impressive indoor concert venue.

    7.64 miles away
  13. Discover more about the workers who strived for recognition before, during and after the...

    7.66 miles away
Previous Next

Search for What's Nearby

Product Type
Within miles


The Irwell Sculpture Trail at Burrs Country ParkBurrs Country Park, BURYCountry Park offering riverside walks, canoeing and outdoor activity centre and location of Burrs Caravan Club site. From early 2017 the East Lancashire Heritage Railway will operate services to and from a new station at Burrs.

Thursday, 26th July 2018 - Thursday, 26th July 2018

Thursday, 9th August 2018 - Thursday, 30th August 2018

Thursday, 25th October 2018 - Thursday, 25th October 2018

Wizard AcademyIt's the first day of term at the Wizard Academy, and a sect of sinister sorcerers have made off with one of the school's most important magical artifacts. Join an enchanting cast of characters on a quest to get it back, and learn all of the skills to be an award-winning witch or wizard along the...
more info

Saturday, 29th September 2018 - Saturday, 29th September 2018

Saturday, 27th October 2018 - Saturday, 27th October 2018

Rail Ale Trail: Rawtenstall & RamsbottomDoes chugging through lush valleys and pretty villages, stopping at some of the finest drinking establishments en route to sample a pint of locally brewed ale sound like the ideal way to spend a day? Then embark on a Rail Ale Trail and explore the fascinating history, heritage and hops that the...
more info

Saturday, 13th October 2018 - Saturday, 13th October 2018

Rail Ail Trail: Pie and PintsDoes chugging through lush valleys and pretty villages, stopping at some of the finest drinking establishments en route to sample a pint of locally brewed ale sound like the ideal way to spend a day? Then embark on a Rail Ale Trail and explore the fascinating history, heritage and hops that the...
more info

Saturday, 4th August 2018 - Sunday, 5th August 2018

Saturday, 6th October 2018 - Sunday, 7th October 2018

Day Out With ThomasCalling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, at the East Lancashire Railway for a train ride unlike any other.
more info

Saturday, 18th August 2018 - Sunday, 19th August 2018

Sci-Fi on the SidingsPush back the final frontier and boldly go where no steam railway has gone before at the third Sci-Fi on the Sidings event! Celebrate your science fiction faves on this themed family day out.
more info

Friday, 7th September 2018 - Sunday, 9th September 2018

Ales on the RailsSteam and sup at the East Lancashire Railway's three day beer festival!
more info

Sunday, 9th September 2018 - Sunday, 9th September 2018

Vintage Vehicle GatheringStart your engines, this popular classic car exhibition returns to the East Lancashire Railway!
more info

Saturday, 22nd September 2018 - Sunday, 23rd September 2018

Autumn Diesel GalaWhat better way for a diesel devotee to end a cracking year of events? Join the East Lancashire Railway for the third and final large scale diesel gala of 2018.
more info

Friday, 26th October 2018 - Saturday, 27th October 2018

Wednesday, 31st October 2018 - Wednesday, 31st October 2018

Halloween Ghost TrainsAre you brave enough to board the Halloween Ghost Train? Take a ride to Rawtenstall and back alongside a host of hideous haunters and giggling ghouls.
more info

Saturday, 3rd November 2018 - Sunday, 4th November 2018

Scenic Railcar WeekendPay tribute to the stalwart Diesel Multiple Unit at this special theme weekend as these endearing engines take the spotlight.
more info

Saturday, 17th November 2018 - Sunday, 18th November 2018

Lancashire WeekendIt's all things Lancashire at this special themed weekend celebrating the historic day when the county sent its first representatives to Parliament.
more info

Saturday, 24th November 2018 - Sunday, 25th November 2018

Saturday, 1st December 2018 - Sunday, 2nd December 2018

Saturday, 8th December 2018 - Sunday, 9th December 2018

Saturday, 15th December 2018 - Sunday, 16th December 2018

Friday, 21st December 2018 - Monday, 24th December 2018

Santa SpecialsKick start your Christmas celebrations with a steam train ride through a winter wonderland on what has become a firm family favourite in the North West.
more info

Friday, 24th August 2018 - Monday, 27th August 2018

Wednesday, 5th September 2018 - Saturday, 8th September 2018

Scotsman in SteamThe People's Engine, A3 60103 'Flying Scotsman', makes a hotly anticipated return to the East Lancashire Railway, visiting for a series of static displays and passenger services throughout the year.
more info

Follow Manchester