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East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway

The East Lancashire Railway is your gateway to grand adventure. As a big part of the North West’s history, the railway once formed the backbone of industry in the Irwell Valley, connecting local mill towns to trading centres and by extension the rest of the world, the railway allowed local communities to thrive and grow, a story which continues to this day!

Winding through the scenic Irwell Vale along a 12-mile line the East Lancashire Railway provides a truly unique journey past quaint villages and rural vistas… stopping at Heywood, Bury, Summerseat, Ramsbottom, Irwell Vale and Rawtenstall, why not jump on board and explore.

Every stop offers a host of things to see and do, from real ale bars and quirky tea rooms, independent boutiques and high street shopping, restaurants and cafes, to museums, art galleries, theatres and more!

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