The West Lancashire Light Railway

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2017 TIMETABLE AND SPECIAL EVENTS

We run steam trains on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Our first running day is Sunday 26th March (Mothering Sunday) and the last, apart from our Santa Specials, is Sunday 29th October.

We are also open on all Bank Holidays:  Friday 14th April (Good Friday)
                                                                        Monday 17th April (Easter Monday)
                                                                        Monday 1st May
                                                                        Monday 29th May
                                                                        Monday 28th 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 (£3 on the two gala weekends).

Standard fares for normal operating days in 2017 are:
Adults               £3.50
Children            £2.50
Family (2+2)     £9.00
Over 60s           £3.00

Family Specials: 
On March 26th (Mothering Sunday)  and Sunday June 18th (Fathers' Day) the family fare is reduced to £7.

For other events different fares apply, see below.


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


One such is Sunday 9th April, when the LE Velo motorcycle club will be with us from 11am to 1pm.


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


Friendly Engines Day

Sunday April 2nd


At least two engines in steam (with friendly faces).


A day for families with young children.


Adults £4.50, children £3, family £12, over 60s £3.50


Try driving one of our diesel engines - only £1!


Great Easter Egg Hunt


Sunday 16th and Monday 17th April


Celebrate Easter and our new season!


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


Adults £4.50, children £3, family £12, over 60s £3.50




Teddy Bears’ Outing

Sunday May 21st


Children bring a bear and travel half-fare!


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


Live-steam model railways will be running


Adults £4.50, children £3 (£1.50 with a bear), family £12, over 60s £3.50


Strawberries and Steam

Sunday 25th 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!


Adults £4, children £2.50, family £11, over 60s £3.50



'Nearly Fifty' Gala Weekend


Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August


Intensive running with all available locos in steam.


Additional attractions - see our Anniversary page

Adults £5, children £3.50, family £14, over 60s £4.50

Try driving one of our diesel engines - only £1!



50th Anniversary Gala Weekend!


Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September


All available locos in steam, plus lots of diesels!


Additional attractions - see our Anniversary page


Adults £5, children £3.50, family £14, over 60s £4.50


Try driving one of our diesels - only £1!

Halloween Specials


Sunday 29th October


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

Special trains at 5.00, 5.30 & 6.00pm.

Fares for one return ride:

Adults £3.50, children £2.50, family £9, over 60s £3


Normal service from 11.30 to 4.30pm.

Look out for The Tarleton Terror, The Barmy Bishop of Becconsall, The Headless Horse Rider from Hundred End, The Girlie Ghoul from Hoole and The Hound from Hell !


Children in Need Special

Sunday 5th November 


Two engines in steam - free train rides!


Please contribute to the collection for the BBC's 

Children in Need appeal.

Santa Specials

16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th December

Children meet Santa and receive a present.

Adults get a free mince pie!

Hot dogs and hot drinks available.

Advance booking fares: adults £5, children £8

On-the-day fares: adults £6, children £9

Advance booking (available from August) is strongly recommended - we sold out in 2016!