East Lancashire Railway

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Type:Steam Railway

Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street
Greater Manchester

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From £22.00
Families on a platform with steam train

Ticket Prices

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Family (1 adult, 2 children)£42.00 per ticket
Family (1 adult, 2 children)£55.00 per ticket
Full Line Return Adult (18 and over)£22.00 per ticket
Full Line Return Child (3 – 17)£13.50 per ticket
Under 3Free

Ideal for first time visitors and the perfect choice for a family day out, offering one full round trip of the line. You can hop off at any stop to break up your journey and explore the local sights.

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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:

    • tomlT3852UC
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 3rd December 2023
      Incredibly helpful and kind customer service. Brilliant place for all the family. Thanks for a great weekend Read full review
    • J M
      Santa Express :-)
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 3rd December 2023
      Santa Express - fantastic! We found this to be well organised and magical experience for the whole family. Beautiful old steam trains- especially 'Leander'. Volunteers all very friendly and... Read full review
    • Dhas14
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Don’t get the last train of the day!!
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 3rd December 2023
      I feel a bit robbed after tonight’s Santa train thus writing this review. I paid just over £60 for the experience. We entered the station to be greeted by a number of characters in costume which was... 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 2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

    * 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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    Christmas Dinner in the trainDining With Distinction: Christmas DinnerFestive treat for the family? Christmas night out with friends or colleagues? All are welcome on board our wonderful Christmas dining train as we steam through Lancashire’s winter wonderland, winding past picture postcard villages and fairy-lit stations.
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