East Lancashire Railway

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Type:Steam Railway

Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street


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East Lancashire Railway train travelling over countryside bridge

Ticket Prices

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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.


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    Recent Reviews:

    • 681katys
      Trip Type:
      Elfmas - Letters to Santa
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 19th December 2020
      We originally had tickets for the social distanced Santa Express but due to the new tiers this had to be cancelled. We booked tickets the day before for this and were really pleasantly surprised... Read full review
    • juliepC4504IK
      Manchester, United Kingdom
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      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 29th December 2020
      We had booked on for the Santa Special on Christmas Eve but because of the new rules for lockdown it wasn't on. The team put in a lovely show and were very sympathetic to a 2yr old boy who couldn't... Read full review
    • Barry H
      Stockport, United Kingdom
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      Chuffing brilliant to be back at the ELR
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 3rd May 2021
      We had not been to the East lancs railway since February 2020 due to covid. We normally attend 3 to 4 times a year. Covid distancing was in place. Compartment carriages. They had a trolley buffet... 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

    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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    Friday, 17th September 2021 - Saturday, 18th September 2021

    Diesel train, country landscapeAutumn Diesel GalaFinishing a year of fantastic diesel events, the Autumn Diesel Gala will feature a host of home fleet locomotives running alongside special guests.
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    Sunday, 29th August 2021 - Monday, 30th August 2021

    Friday, 3rd September 2021 - Sunday, 5th September 2021

    Flying ScotsmanFlying Scotsman ReturnsThe East Lancashire Railway (ELR) will play host to the most iconic steam engine in history - when Flying Scotsman returns to its tracks next spring.
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    Friday, 15th October 2021 - Sunday, 17th October 2021

    Train under the bridgeAutumn Steam GalaThis is it, the last big steam event of 2021. Don’t miss this chance to ride behind both home fleet engines and "Union of South Africa" at the East Lancashire Railway.
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    Saturday, 30th October 2021 - Saturday, 30th October 2021

    Cat with a backdrop of a full moonHalloween Ghost Trains at East Lancashire RailwayLooking for some tricks and treats to share with the little ones this Halloween? Pay a visit to the East Lancashire Railway for a spooktacular seasonal celebration. Meet our friendly ghouls and ghosts and head out on a haunted steam train ride!
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