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East Lancashire Railway Steam Train Trip and Bury Market

Includes unlimited all day travel on the East Lancashire Railway

Step back in time with a day out on the East Lancashire Railway, a preserved heritage railway line in East Lancashire.

Depart from Bury on a steam train with smoke billowing overhead and admire the scenery as you travel through the picturesque countryside on the East Lancashire Railway.

Your ‘Freedom of the Line’ ticket includes unlimited travel on the day of purchase. Trains depart from Bury Bolton Street Station, just 40 minutes from Manchester city centre by Metrolink tram. The trains run according to a timetable, which changes daily. For timetable information, please see the timetable here (opens in new tab).

Once you return to Bury, you can visit Bury Transport Museum (free entry) and discover the North West’s industrial heritage. Through restored vehicles, artefacts and interactive exhibits, visitors can explore what life was like in the early 20th century.

Bury is also home to Bury Market, voted Britain’s favourite market in 2019, where you can pick up some bargains or sample the local food. Before you go home you might visit the Fusilier Museum or Bury Art Gallery (additional charges may apply. Please check online for latest opening times).

Timings and Prices

Steam and diesel hauled services run Wednesday – Saturday from April – September (services also run on selected Sundays and Mondays)

For timetable information, please see the timetable here (opens in new tab).

Bury Market Hall is open every day 9am – 5pm, except Sunday.

How to get to Bury Bolton Street station:

By Metrolink (recommended):

There are trams every 6 – 12 minutes between Manchester city centre and Bury from all city centre stops (except Exchange Square). Return tickets from £4.80 for off-peak travel. Bury Bolton Street station is then a 5 minute walk from Bury Interchange.

By Taxi:

Driving time is approximately 35 minutes from Manchester city centre.

Prices

All prices include a ‘Freedom of the Line’ ticket, which entitles you to unlimited travel on the East Lancas Railway for the date purchased.

Adult                                 £16.00

Concession                      £14.50

Child (5 – 17 years)          £10.00

Under 5                             FREE

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  • East Lancashire Railway and Bury Market - Adult £16.00 + £1.00 booking fee 0 30 max
  • East Lancashire Railway and Bury Market - Concession £14.50 + £1.00 booking fee 0 30 max
  • East Lancashire Railway and Bury Market - Child £10.00 + £1.00 booking fee 0 30 max
  • East Lancashire Railway and Bury Market - Infant (Under 5) Free 0 30 max
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Includes unlimited all day travel on the East Lancashire Railway

Step back in time with a day out on the East Lancashire Railway, a preserved heritage railway line in East Lancashire.

Depart from Bury on a steam train with smoke billowing overhead and admire the scenery as you travel through the picturesque countryside on the East Lancashire Railway.

Your ‘Freedom of the Line’ ticket includes unlimited travel on the day of purchase. Trains depart from Bury Bolton Street Station, just 40 minutes from Manchester city centre by Metrolink tram. The trains run according to a timetable, which changes daily. For timetable information, please see the timetable here (opens in new tab).

Once you return to Bury, you can visit Bury Transport Museum (free entry) and discover the North West’s industrial heritage. Through restored vehicles, artefacts and interactive exhibits, visitors can explore what life was like in the early 20th century.

Bury is also home to Bury Market, voted Britain’s favourite market in 2019, where you can pick up some bargains or sample the local food. Before you go home you might visit the Fusilier Museum or Bury Art Gallery (additional charges may apply. Please check online for latest opening times).

Timings and Prices

Steam and diesel hauled services run Wednesday – Saturday from April – September (services also run on selected Sundays and Mondays)

For timetable information, please see the timetable here (opens in new tab).

Bury Market Hall is open every day 9am – 5pm, except Sunday.

How to get to Bury Bolton Street station:

By Metrolink (recommended):

There are trams every 6 – 12 minutes between Manchester city centre and Bury from all city centre stops (except Exchange Square). Return tickets from £4.80 for off-peak travel. Bury Bolton Street station is then a 5 minute walk from Bury Interchange.

By Taxi:

Driving time is approximately 35 minutes from Manchester city centre.

Prices

All prices include a ‘Freedom of the Line’ ticket, which entitles you to unlimited travel on the East Lancas Railway for the date purchased.

Adult                                 £16.00

Concession                      £14.50

Child (5 – 17 years)          £10.00

Under 5                             FREE