The West Lancashire Light Railway

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2018 TIMETABLE AND SPECIAL EVENTS

We run steam trains on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Our first running day is Good Friday 30th March and the last, apart from our Santa Specials, is Sunday 28th October.

We are open on Bank Holidays:  Friday 30th March (Good Friday)
                                                           Monday 2nd April (Easter Monday)
                                                           Monday 7th May
                                                           Monday 28th May
                                                           Monday 27th August

First train: 11.30

then every 20 minutes
Last train 4.30

You can ride all day on your ticket !

Online booking will be available for some events.

On event days adult lineside passes will be available for an extra £2 (£5 on the gala weekends).

The fares fares for normal operating days in 2018 are:

Adults                £3.50
Child 3yr+         £2.50
Family                £9.00 ( 2 adults + children)
Concessions*    £3.00
Infants <3yr      Free

*Concessions apply to over 60s, armed forces (in uniform or with ID) and official carers.

On some days we have added attractions, including visiting clubs and societies.


If you would like your club or society to visit the Railway, please contact us.


Great Easter Egg Hunt


Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd April


Celebrate Easter and our new season!


Ride the train, spot the Easter eggs and enter the competition.


Fares: Adult £4.50, child £3, family £12, concessions £3.50


Friendly Engines Day


Sunday April 22nd


At least two engines in steam (with friendly faces) plus fairground attractions


A day for families with young children.


Try driving one of our diesel engines!


Fares: Adult £4.50, child £3, family £12, concessions £3.50

Teddy Bears’ Outing


Sunday May 20th


Bring a bear for a reduced fare!


There's bound to be lots of surprises down in the woods today!


Fares: Adult £4.50 (with bear £4), child £3 (with bear £2), family £12 (with bears £10) 

Concessions £3.50


Strawberries and Steam

Sunday 24th June


Fun for all the family! Strawberries and cream, two engines in steam, plus Strawberry Shy, fairground ride and more.


Meet our very own Strawberry Maid!


Fares: Adult £4, child £3, family £12, concessions £3.50



Summer Gala Weekend


Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August


Intensive running with all available locos in steam.


Additional attractions - watch this space!

Try driving one of our diesel engines!

Fares: Adult £5, child £3.50, family £15, concessions £4.50

Working Engines Gala

Sunday 7th October

Lots of diesels and other attractions - watch this space!

Try driving one of our diesels!

Fares: Adult £5, child £3.50, family £15, concessions £4.50

Halloween Specials


Sunday 28th October


Come along for a scary ride - no need to book!

Special trains at 5.30, 6.00 & 6.30pm.


Fares (single trip): Adult £3.50, child £2.50, family £9, concessions £3


Normal service & fares from 11.30 to 4.30pm.


Children in Need Special

Sunday 4th November 


Two engines in steam - free train rides!


Please contribute to the collection for the BBC's 

Children in Need appeal.

Santa Specials

15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd December

Children meet Santa and receive a present.

Adults get a free mince pie!

Hot food and drink available.

Online booking will be available.