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East Lancashire Railway

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Type:Steam Railway

Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street

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From £9.40
East Lancashire Railway

Ticket Prices

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child (5 - 17)£9.40 per ticket type
Freedom of the line£14.80 per ticket type

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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Recent Reviews:

  • randombird78
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Memorable birthday trip
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
    A fantastic day to remember, not every day do you celebrate your 40th birthday on board the observation saloon carriage which we had hired for the day including a buffet lunch. Our steward for the... Read full review
  • stimmbo
    Durham, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 19th May 2018
    This was given to us as a gift experience. there were about 6 preserved railways to choose from and this being the only one we hadn`t been on. as we were staying locally we caught the tram and walked... Read full review
  • Lady Flavia
    Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 14th May 2018
    We took the 0905 Flying Scotsman on Sunday morning. It was a great experience. The staff/volunteers were all so extremely helpful. Nice little station. We even managed to see The City of Wells... 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

open (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.

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Saturday, 26th May 2018 - Monday, 28th May 2018

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Saturday, 16th June 2018 - Sunday, 17th June 2018

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Friday, 6th July 2018 - Sunday, 8th July 2018

Summer Diesel SpectacularDiesel fans will want to mark this date on their calendar, it's the second big diesel event of the East Lancashire Railway year and an excellent way to power through the summer.
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Friday, 7th September 2018 - Sunday, 9th September 2018

Ales on the RailsSteam and sup at the East Lancashire Railway's three day beer festival!
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Vintage Vehicle GatheringStart your engines, this popular classic car exhibition returns to the East Lancashire Railway!
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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.
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Scenic Railcar WeekendPay tribute to the stalwart Diesel Multiple Unit at this special theme weekend as these endearing engines take the spotlight.
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