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Heritage Railway Association Member Ticket

Tickets are valid for date shown

Tickets are valid for one round trip only (NOT ALL DAY)

Please make sure you have a version of your ticket (printed OR have themon your handheld device and have them with you ready for inspection on the day.

 

Please bring your HRA Membership Card with you, failure to have this willresult in you being charged the standard fare of £16.50 per Adult/£10.50 Child/Concession

East Lancashire Railway
01/08/2020 to 31/08/2020
ATOC-Priv Ticket

Tickets are valid for date shown

Tickets are valid for one round trip only (NOT ALL DAY)

Please make sure you have a version of your ticket (printed OR have themon your handheld device and have them with you ready for inspection on the day.

 

Please bring your ATOC and ID Card with you, failure to have this willresult in you being charged the standard fare of £16.50 per Adult/£10.50 Child/Concession

East Lancashire Railway
01/08/2020 to 31/08/2020
Resident Permit Holder Ticket

Tickets are valid for date shown

Tickets are valid for one round trip only (NOT ALL DAY)

Please make sure you have a version of your ticket (printed OR have themon your handheld device and have them with you ready for inspection on the day.

 

Please bring your Resident Permit Card with you, failure to have thiswill result in you being charged the standard fare of £16.50 per Adult/£10.50Child/Concession

East Lancashire Railway
01/08/2020 to 31/08/2020
Mid-Week Luncheon
Looking to do lunch in style? Our great value, two course Mid-Week Luncheons hauled by a heritage steam engine are the ideal way to break up your day exploring some of the region’s best visitor destinations.

Please note, due to the limited seating capacity of our dining train we only have a small selection of tables for two. Two seats can be purchased on a table for four if you wish to share.

For more information visit www.diningwithdistinction.co.uk/experiences/mid-week-luncheon.aspx
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
02/09/2020 to 30/10/2020
Traditional Afternoon Tea
There is no finer way to while away a few hours than by indulging in a spot of Afternoon Tea. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, savouries and cakes whilst delighting in the vintage ambience on board our immaculately restored dining train with this quintessentially British treat.

£39.00 per person for 2020.

The prices shown above include the meal (includes VAT) + train fare (no VAT payable)

What’s Included?

    A beautiful 1 and ½ hour steam train ride through the Irwell Valley
    A welcome glass of fizz
    A selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones with unlimited tea and coffee

For more information visit www.diningwithdistinction.co.uk/experiences/traditional-afternoon-tea.aspx
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
02/09/2020 to 25/09/2020
Freedom of the Line
Our best value tickets which include UNLIMITED travel all day and FREE entry to Bury Transport Museum (excludes special events). Save 10% and buy your tickets online!
 
Prices:
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 Children): £38.79 £43.00
Adult (18 Years +): £14.85 £16.50
Concession: £13.50 £15.00
Child (3 – 17 Years): £9.45 £10.50
Child Under 3: £0.00
 
Advanced tickets will come off sale at 10am the day before, however tickets will still be available to purchase on the day from any of our booking offices.
 
This ticket entitles you to unlimited travel on the date stated. Tickets are non-refundable and are not transferable to other dates.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
05/09/2020 to 28/12/2020
Rail Ale Trail: Pies & Pints
Does chugging through lush valleys and pretty villages, stopping at some of the finest drinking establishments enroute to sample a pint of locally brewed ale sound like the ideal way to spend a day? Then embark on a Rail Ale Trail and explore the fascinating history, heritage and hops that the area is home to!
 
The tours include an unlimited travel ticket for the East Lancashire Railway, a Blue or Green Badge Guided tour lasting approximately 5 hours, a bottle of ale or beer sampling and lunch. Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.
 
Rail Ale Trail Guided Tours run on selected dates throughout the year and are a full day experience priced at £41.50 per person for 2019, with 25 people on each tour. The day will start at finish as Bury Bolton Street Station, and require some form of walking, whether that’s the short, level walk from the station to the pub or a more strenuous walk around some of the local scenery - please read each individual tour description carefully.
 
Grade   Amount/Type of Walking
0          No walking required.
1          Walking on pavements in local villages
2          Walking 10 – 20 minutes on pavements between pubs. and hills in local villages
3          Strenuous walking 20 – 30 minutes between pubs, walking on pavements uphill, muddy track through woods, good grip boots/shoes required.
4          Hiking involved, hiking boots required. Steep hills and muddy tracks. 20 minutes – 1 hour walk between pubs.
 
Due to the varied terrains on which the tours take place visitors with mobility difficulties are asked to contact the railway prior to booking to discuss individual requirements and tailored tour itineraries.
 
Whilst dogs are allowed on the train they may not be permitted in the pubs, therefore, aside from Guide Dogs, we do not recommend bringing pets along on the tour. Please note that hen and stag parties are prohibited on the Rail Ale Trail tours. Tours are suitable for visitors aged 18 years + only. The East Lancashire Railway reserves the right to refuse entry and travel to any customers who join the tour as part of a stag or hen party, or are too heavily under the influence of alcohol.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
05/09/2020 to 17/10/2020
Photography Experience Day
If you are looking to take part in one of our Photography Experiences or you are looking to purchase one as a gift for someone else, please make sure that you read through our Booking Information/Terms & Conditions below. If you have any questions, please contact us on: 0333 3202830 and press option 2 twice.
 
Participants (*and guests attending the guided tour) must:
 
• *Be physically fit and aged over 18 at the time of the experience.
 
• Be able to read (with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary) a car number plate from a distance of 20 metres.
 
• Must be able to hear and understand verbal instructions in noisy surroundings.
 
• *Disclose any medical conditions and treatment/medication that may affect mobility, concentration, dexterity, co-ordination, consciousness and ability to understand and follow instructions.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
19/09/2020 to 10/10/2020
Ride the Flying Scotsman to Rawtenstall
Enjoy either a return trip on Flying Scotsman, as well as unlimited travel on other standard services throughout the day.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
26/09/2020 to 27/09/2020
Rail Ale Trail: Ramsbottom & Rawtenstall
Does chugging through lush valleys and pretty villages, stopping at some of the finest drinking establishments enroute to sample a pint of locally brewed ale sound like the ideal way to spend a day? Then embark on a Rail Ale Trail and explore the fascinating history, heritage and hops that the area is home to!
 
The tours include an unlimited travel ticket for the East Lancashire Railway, a Blue or Green Badge Guided tour lasting approximately 5 hours, a bottle of ale or beer sampling and lunch. Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.
 
Rail Ale Trail Guided Tours run on selected dates throughout the year and are a full day experience priced at £41.50 per person for 2019, with 25 people on each tour. The day will start at finish as Bury Bolton Street Station, and require some form of walking, whether that’s the short, level walk from the station to the pub or a more strenuous walk around some of the local scenery - please read each individual tour description carefully.
 
Grade   Amount/Type of Walking
0          No walking required.
1          Walking on pavements in local villages
2          Walking 10 – 20 minutes on pavements between pubs. and hills in local villages
3          Strenuous walking 20 – 30 minutes between pubs, walking on pavements uphill, muddy track through woods, good grip boots/shoes required.
4          Hiking involved, hiking boots required. Steep hills and muddy tracks. 20 minutes – 1 hour walk between pubs.
 
Due to the varied terrains on which the tours take place visitors with mobility difficulties are asked to contact the railway prior to booking to discuss individual requirements and tailored tour itineraries.
 
Whilst dogs are allowed on the train they may not be permitted in the pubs, therefore, aside from Guide Dogs, we do not recommend bringing pets along on the tour. Please note that hen and stag parties are prohibited on the Rail Ale Trail tours. Tours are suitable for visitors aged 18 years + only. The East Lancashire Railway reserves the right to refuse entry and travel to any customers who join the tour as part of a stag or hen party, or are too heavily under the influence of alcohol.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
03/10/2020 10:30
Autumn Steam Gala
The leaves might be falling but the steam is still rising this Autumn at the East Lancashire Railway.

Favourites from the East Lancashire Railway’s home fleet will be joining special guest locomotives for an all steam spectacular.

Take the opportunity to travel up and down the line on a beautifully restored heritage engine!

Prices: Online bookings receive a 10% discount.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
09/10/2020 to 11/10/2020
Day Out With Thomas - East Lancs Railway

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Activities


Join the East Lancashire Railway for trainloads of fun and a day of anniversary celebrations!

Take a train ride with Thomas, the number 1 blue engine. Meet The Fat Controller who will be keeping all of the celebrations in order and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty in a birthday singalong.

Plus lots more to enjoy, including:

• Unlimited rides behind Thomas
• Meet Diesel
• Meet Daisy
• Watch re-enactments of classic Thomas stories with Thomas and The Fat Controller
• Join Rusty and Dusty’s storytelling
• Vintage fairground rides
• Miniature railway
• Entrance to the transport museum
• Other Thomas & Friends-themed activities

FAQs


Length of Thomas Ride?
15 minutes

Are the Thomas rides unlimited?
Yes

Opening and Closing time of each event:
Opening Ceremony 09:45
Closing Ceremony 15:45

Specific Characters appearing at the event:
Thomas, The Fat Controller, Daisy and Diesel

Railway Information


Opening times

9.45am for Opening Ceremony, 3.45pm for Closing Ceremony.

Facilities

Parking

There is limited parking at the following Stations Bury, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall. We offer A park and ride service at Heywood Station which is included in the price of your ticket.

Park and Ride Shuttle address :
East Lancashire Railway ,
Railway Street ,
Heywood,
OL10 1NL

Address

Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street
Bury
Lancashire
BL9 0EY


Day Out With Thomas™ ©2020 Gullane (Thomas) Limited.

The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
24/10/2020 to 25/10/2020
Rail Ale Trail: - Halloween Special
Does chugging through lush valleys and pretty villages, stopping at some of the finest drinking establishments enroute to sample a pint of locally brewed ale sound like the ideal way to spend a day? Then embark on a Rail Ale Trail and explore the fascinating history, heritage and hops that the area is home to!
 
The tours include an unlimited travel ticket for the East Lancashire Railway, a Blue or Green Badge Guided tour lasting approximately 5 hours, a bottle of ale or beer sampling and lunch. Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.
 
Rail Ale Trail Guided Tours run on selected dates throughout the year and are a full day experience priced at £41.50 per person for 2019, with 25 people on each tour. The day will start at finish as Bury Bolton Street Station, and require some form of walking, whether that’s the short, level walk from the station to the pub or a more strenuous walk around some of the local scenery - please read each individual tour description carefully.
 
Grade   Amount/Type of Walking
0          No walking required.
1          Walking on pavements in local villages
2          Walking 10 – 20 minutes on pavements between pubs. and hills in local villages
3          Strenuous walking 20 – 30 minutes between pubs, walking on pavements uphill, muddy track through woods, good grip boots/shoes required.
4          Hiking involved, hiking boots required. Steep hills and muddy tracks. 20 minutes – 1 hour walk between pubs.
 
Due to the varied terrains on which the tours take place visitors with mobility difficulties are asked to contact the railway prior to booking to discuss individual requirements and tailored tour itineraries.
 
Whilst dogs are allowed on the train they may not be permitted in the pubs, therefore, aside from Guide Dogs, we do not recommend bringing pets along on the tour. Please note that hen and stag parties are prohibited on the Rail Ale Trail tours. Tours are suitable for visitors aged 18 years + only. The East Lancashire Railway reserves the right to refuse entry and travel to any customers who join the tour as part of a stag or hen party, or are too heavily under the influence of alcohol.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
31/10/2020 10:30
DMU Weekend
The stalwart DMU powers into the limelight for this special theme day. Lovers of these diminutive but dynamic locomotives will not want to miss this all DMU event, a rare opportunity to see (and ride behind) lots of these powerful engines as they run an intensive timetable of passenger services.
 
Online bookings receive a 10% discount.
On the day prices: Adult: £21, Concession: £19, Privilege: £11.50, Family (2 adults and 3 children): £55, Child: £14, Under 5: Free
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
07/11/2020 to 08/11/2020