It’s easy to travel to the East Lancashire Railway by train. The nearest major railway station is Manchester Piccadilly, which is served by Avanti West Coast services from London Euston, Northern services from Liverpool Lime Street and Sheffield, plus Transport for Wales services from Cardiff Central. From Manchester Piccadilly, hop on the Metrolink Yellow Line towards Bury – the tram stop is housed within the train station. Running every six minutes, you’ll reach Bury Interchange (the final stop on the line) in just over half an hour.
From the interchange, head north up Haymarket Street. At the mini-roundabout, turn left on to Bolton Street and after a minute’s walk you’ll see Bury Bolton Street station on your left-hand side.
Bury Bolton Street is the spiritual home of the East Lancashire Railway, having served as its headquarters when the railway was operational. A ride on this fantastic heritage railway is a must for any railway buff, providing fascinating insights into North West’s industrial past. Learn more about the ELR and book on to a stream train journey on their website.
|Weekdays||04:30 - 22:30|
|Saturday||04:30 - 22:30|
|Sunday||07:00 - 22:30|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Left Luggage phone number||0330 024 0215|
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|Shops note||News agent Wide range of shops Mini supermarket Pharmacy Convenience store High street shops Off Licence Passport Photo Booth|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
Coffee shop Buffet Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Hot drinks vending machine Food vending machine Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available) Food outlet (Seating unavailable)
Located on main concourse, platform 10 and Fairfield Street mezzanine level and Fairifeld Street.
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
Wi-fi available - BT Wifi
|Web kiosk hours||<table><thead><th>Day</th><th>Opening Hours</th></thead><tr><td>Weekdays</td><td>Open 24 hours</td></tr><tr><td>Saturday </td><td>Open 24 hours</td></tr><tr><td>Sunday </td><td>Open 24 hours</td></tr></table>|
|Staff Help notes|
Manchester Piccadilly station is open 24-hours a day and 7-days a week. Mobility assistance is available booked through the relevant Train Operating Company. Please see the Network Rail Website for contact information.
|Customer Service notes|
Please see any member of staff or go to the Network Rail Station Reception situated near to WH Smith on the Fairfield Street mezzanine level - a buzz button is available if reception closed
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Everyday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Long Stay Short stay / Drop off|
|Carpark operator||APCOA Parking (UK) Limited APCOA|
|Car parking spaces||903|
|Cycle storage spaces||43|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage notes|
Fairfield Street, Ducie Street, station front entrance
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Taxi rank outside Fairfield Street entrance - available 0500 until 0200
|Weekdays||06:00 - 19:30|
|Saturday||08:00 - 18:00|
|Sunday||09:30 - 19:30|
Above the information point (opposite the ticket office) on the main concourse - Lift available
Virgin Only First tickets - Virgin First Open or Virgin Advance First tickets. You can only enter the lounge on the travel date shown on your ticket.
Dedicated business areas are fully equipped with telephone points, desks, fax photocopier and modem facilities, screens with updated train information.
Tea, coffee, soft drinks.
Wi-Fi is available
Showers are not available
More about the East Lancashire Railway
The East Lancashire Railway stops at several quaint Lancastrian villages and towns, including Ramsbottom, Summerseat and Rawenstall. Cobbled streets, traditional pubs and breathtaking countryside await you.
In Bury, you’ll also find the Bury Transport Museum, Fusilier Museum and Bury Art Museum. Be sure to set aside at least half a day to take in everything the East Lancashire Railway has to offer!