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The East Lancashire Railway

Bolton Street Station Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY, England
+44 161 764 7790
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A great station to meet your friends

Near the city centre, located next to the Metro terminus with a direct link to Manchester... read more

Reviewed today
GRAHAM C
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Wonderful evening!

I booked this as a present for my parents wedding anniversary. 4 of us travelled on the train for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Caroline N
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Located in Bury, just 30 minutes from Manchester City Centre, is the award-winning East Lancashire Railway, a heritage railway that runs steam and diesel train services through the beautiful Pennine Lancashire scenery. There are plenty of things to see and do and stations are well equipped for group visits with cafés, pubs, gift shops and a dedicated Transport Museum, housing vintage vehicles, transport memorabilia and interactive exhibits. Guided tours and talks are also available. The railway also has some fantastic events scheduled throughout the year from guided Rail Ale Trail tours of some of the excellent local drinking spots to the nostalgia of their award winning 1940's weekend. Looking for something a little different? Why not indulge in a luxury steam train hauled dining experience on board Orient Express style carriages, learn to drive a train or get snap happy with a Photography Course?
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Bolton Street Station Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY, England
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Reviewed today

Near the city centre, located next to the Metro terminus with a direct link to Manchester Piccadilly, the East Lancs Railway Station on Bolton Street in Bury is a great place for nostalgia for steam engine enthusiast BUT also for those wanting a different kind...More

Thank GRAHAM C
Reviewed 4 days ago

I booked this as a present for my parents wedding anniversary. 4 of us travelled on the train for one of the Red Rose Diners. There was great anticipation as we waited to board the train, and there was even a red carpet on the...More

Thank Caroline N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice liitle trip on a real steam train. Lunch was good, scenery was interesting. Staff were all very friendly. Great way to start my English vacation.More

Thank RustyBrit
ELRKateWalker, Manager at The East Lancashire Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear RustyBrit Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us and that our fine dining train was to your taste. We hope to see you again soon! Kind...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Bury with our children for the School of Wizardry, and were so impressed, from all the lovely friendly staff members we encountered, to the long list of upcoming events. We did struggle to park, and despite arriving very early there were no spaces...More

Thank MysC
ELRKateWalker, Manager at The East Lancashire Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear MysC, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very glad to hear that you and the little ones enjoyed our School of Wizardry event and that you all had so much fun. We are sorry to hear that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a wonderful 3 hour ride on this steam train and had a wonderful meal, we booked the red rose meal for four people and the service was out of this world, 10 out of 10.More

Thank alanweech1234
ELRKateWalker, Manager at The East Lancashire Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear alanweech1234, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your three hours with us on board the fine dining train. We're thrilled that our service and staff helped to make the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not just for Train enthusiasts. I really enjoyed our trip on the old steam driven railway. There are no frills on this, It really does take you back in time with rickety old seats, squeaky doors and no heating. You can get a...More

Thank Stephen H
ELRKateWalker, Manager at The East Lancashire Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Stephen H, We would like to thank you for leaving such a lovely review and for travelling back to the past with us. We agree that the best thing after such a voyage through time is a glass of ale, and we're happy that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely time spent with grandson on the Bury to Rawtenstall steam train and return. Staff very friendly and helpfulMore

Thank HappyTravellerBury
ELRKateWalker, Manager at The East Lancashire Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear HappyTravellerBury, Thanks for taking a minute to leave a review, we really appreciate it. We're chuffed to bits (no pun intended) that you and your little grandson enjoyed your time exploring our railway and we look forward to seeing you again in the future....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to go, we have a 3 year old and he loves the steam engines, we recently went to a 194's weekend which was really good, the only thing is the prices for train journeys are expensiveMore

Thank 377foodlover1
ELRKateWalker, Manager at The East Lancashire Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear 377foodlover1, Thanks for the review, we're glad you and your son enjoyed the 1940s Weekend, it must have been a real treat for the little one. Thanks for your feedback on the cost, we will pass it along to the team. In the meantime...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

popped into the trackside bar for a brilliant pint of real ale . sat on the platform to the view of a preserved br diesel locomotive brought back memoriesMore

Thank Roy H
ELRKateWalker, Manager at The East Lancashire Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Roy H, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we're glad that you enjoyed your tipple in The Trackside and that it brought back some cherished memories for you. We hope we see you again soon so that you can create...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

FANTASTIC step back in time with the sweet props of old suitcases on the platforms and old travel posters on the walls the porters and guards were happy in there work which is than can be said of normal train journeys . We took a...More

1  Thank Paul B
ELRKateWalker, Manager at The East Lancashire Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Paul B, Thank you for the review, we really appreciate it when people take time out to leave us feedback. We're also "Chuffed" to hear that you had such a memorable trip along the line and that we were able to help you have...More

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Jon E
19 October 2017|
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Response from Tripadviser99999 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the time and the weather .
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10 September 2017|
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Response from volklf1 | Reviewed this property |
No its fun and not too spooky at all. More of goose pimples for young ones. Go you will enjoy. Geoff
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marie35368
5 September 2017|
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Response from bazonian2015 | Reviewed this property |
Any really depends on the carriages, some are compartment trains, which are nice. A number of carriages have tables. I think it depends if you have a pushchair with you.
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