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East Lancashire Railway

All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas!

Join East Lancashire Railway as they welcome Thomas for a day of family fun. A ticket for Day Out With Thomas includes the train ride with Thomas as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends™ themed entertainment. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet The Fat Controller from the Island of Sodor.


Unfortunately tickets are not yet available for future scheduled events at this railway. Please check back soon!


Adult / Senior £18.50*
Child (2-15 yrs) £10.50*
Child under 2 £FREE
Family (2 adults and 3 children) £47.50*
Children of 14 years of age and under must be supervised by an adult at all times

*Booking Fees: 10% of ticket value, maximum £5.50 - Click here for more details.

If tickets are being posted to you, a delivery charge will also apply. Click here for more details.

Railway information


Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street

Tel: 0161-764-7790

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Opening times

The trains start running at 9:00am, with the Fat Controller officially opening the event at 9:45am, and closing it at 3:45pm


  • Baby feeding and changing facilities Baby feeding and changing facilities
  • Buggy park Buggy park
  • Food & Drink Food & Drink
  • Onsite parking Onsite parking
  • Wheelchair access Wheelchair access
  • Disabled toilets Disabled toilets


Limited parking is available at Bury Bolton Street Station, Ramsbottom Station, and Rawtenstall Station. Please also use our Park & Ride facilities at Heywood Station.

How to get here

East Lancashire Railway is in the heart of Bury, easily accessible by all forms of public transport with Bury Interchange only a five minute walk away. Trams from Manchester City Centre to Bury operate every 12 minutes between 7.30am – 7.15pm weekdays and 9.30am – 6:15pm on Saturdays and every 12 to 15 minutes at all other times as well as Sundays and Bank Holidays.

There is also a regular bus service that runs from Manchester City Centre directly to the Bury Interchange. The 135 service runs approximately every 10 minutes, the journey takes approximately 1 hour.

Please ring Transport for Greater Manchester on 0161 205 2000 for Metrolink timetable information.

Coming by car? Use the postcodes below and locate our stations via Sat Nav:

Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, BL9 0EY

Heywood Station, Railway Street, Heywood, OL10 1LX

Ramsbottom Station, Railway Street, Ramsbottom, BL0 9AL

Rawtenstall Station, Bury Road, Rawtenstall, BB4 6AG

Parking Facilities
Paid parking facilities are available adjacent to Bury Station and free parking is available at all other stations.

Coach drop-off points are located outside Bury Station with a 30-minute waiting time and on Castlecroft Road with all day parking.

All stations are fully accessible for visitors in wheelchairs although motorised chairs may have difficulty on the cobbled section of the museum floor.

Wheelchair access is provided at all stations, please ask a member of staff for assistance. Disabled toilet facilities can be found at Bury, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall stations.