East Lancashire Railway

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Type:Steam Railway

Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street

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From £15.50
East Lancashire Railway

Ticket Prices

Guide Prices

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

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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  • DocDavid
    Trip Type:
    ELR Footplate Experience - An amazing day!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 16th May 2019
    It was the best ever birthday present - a Footplate Experience on the ELR, a day of complete fascination and joy! From 8.30 in the morning until 5 pm, we drove and fired the steam train ('City of... Read full review
  • martinjudge1410
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Diesel Misery!
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th May 2019
    As reviewed by TonyRTurner,we got stung by a smelly diesel on our trip to ELR. Again no explanation,only rumours from non ELR staff. Apparently the City of Wells blew some sort of crank(or... Read full review
  • HydeSeek
    Macclesfield, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    ELR Footplate experience - Fantastic!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 21st May 2019
    This was my 60th birthday present. Before booking, I had reviewed footplate experiences from other preserved railways and felt that this was best. Great decision. It was a fabulous day from... 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 2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* 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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