East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway

The East Lancashire Railway is located in Bury, Greater Manchester. It is a 12.5-mile heritage railway which runs between Heywood and Rawtenstall in Lancashire. There are seven stations packed with things to do.

Heywood Train station is the most easterly point of the ELR and a great place to start your journey. Trains are mainly steam engines and you will enjoy different views along the way. Each station offers something unique from historical Heywood to scenic Summerseat, quaint villages and bustling Bury. There are walks to enjoy, museums, galleries, shopping and more.

They host a number of annual events including their popular 1940s weekend, Days Out with Thomas and award-winning Santa specials.

Further Information East Lancashire Railway

Is there food and drink available?

There are a number of choices for food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

2.5-mile heritage railway which runs between Heywood and Rawtenstall in Lancashire. There are toilets and places to purchase food and drinks.

What are the ticket prices?

Prices vary according to the time of year, event days and if you want to travel on a return or single ticket. A regular return fare costs £18.50 per adult and £11 per child aged 3-17. Under 3s are free, and family tickets are available.
Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online.

Is there parking?

Parking is available at all stations but is very limited in some places. You’ll need to pay to park in Bury.

When are they open?

East Lancashire Railway runs a varied schedule throughout most of the year. For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are allowed to travel on the railway free, of charge, however, they must be kept on a lead at all times. 

Are they accessible?

Information on accessibility

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