We know this is a difficult time for many, as we all deal with the Covid-19 emergency. Family and friends must come first, but wouldn't it be sad if we came through this crisis only to find that many of our favourite heritage centres had closed for good?

The West Lancashire Light Railway relies on the footfall of our visitors to keep running and to maintain and improve our heritage railway. We are all volunteers so there are no wages to pay, but we still have substantial invoices to be settled.

If, after ensuring the well-being of your family and friends, you would like help us return to steam, here are some suggestions:

1) Buy an Anyday Advance ticket 

These tickets offer a discount on our standard fares and are valid for all trains, including gala days and special events, with the exception of Santa Specials. They are only available online, and are valid without time limit.

Details on how to buy Advance tickets are here.

2) Make a donation 

Make a donation towards keeping the Railway going during the emergency.

Make your donation here.

3) Join our Subscription Scheme 

This is another way to help ensure we have enough funds to maintain and operate the Railway.  Our monthly Members and Friends Subscription scheme allows you to make a regular contribution to our funds.

Join our subscription scheme here.

4) Become a Member of the Railway 

As well as free rides, members receive our periodical Short Axle and other occasional publications, and can participate in a wide variety of activities on the Railway.

Become a member here.

5) Book a Drive-an-Engine Experience 

Become an engine driver for a day, and learn how to fire and drive one of our steam locos! You can combine this with hosting a birthday party or other celebration at the Railway. We have a brand-new party room ready and waiting to host your event!

Book your Experience here.

6) Shop online with Amazon or Easyfunding 

Use or when ordering on-line shopping, selecting your charity as the West Lancashire Light Railway.

Any of these ways will make a real contribution to us getting the Railway operational after a long period with no income.


And don't forget you can subscribe to our newsletter here and keep-up-to-date wit what's happening at the Railway. 


Thank you for your support!

West Lancashire Light Railway, Station Rd, Hesketh Bank, nr Preston PR4 6SP     

    Phone 01772 815 881                            

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