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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

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Map & Directions

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.

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.

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Recent Reviews:

  • coachman0161
    M27 8HX
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    great day out.
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 16th August 2017
    Fantastic location classic railway station with original buffet serving drinks and snacks, also the Real ale bar The Trackside Bar. 12 real ales and a nice choice of Cider. well worth a visit. Read full review
  • 48165
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Christmas present.
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 16th August 2017
    I was bought a gift experience for a steam train ride. After much deliberation it was decided that it would be combined into a weks holiday. The East Lancashire Railway was chosen. Initial reaction... Read full review
  • peterharvey492017
    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    What an experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 16th August 2017
    Arrived on an organised tour ,a dining experience. We were greeted by the staff on the station and were told what was happening over the loud speakers. The steam train arrived and our dining coaches... 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

Opening Times

open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* 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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