Following a phenomenal response to the special steam-hauled evening trains, the East Lancashire Railway is running an additional service on both Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October. This year’s two-day Halloween extravaganza sold out almost four weeks before the event, a bumper result that follows the successful running in 2010.
So far, the railway has sold twice as many seats compared to the same time last year, according to Andy Morris, East Lancashire Railway’s General Manager.
Andy says: “This is a real boost for our volunteers who have been working hard to make this event an unforgettable experience for our visitors. As a result this year’s Halloween Ghost Trains are set to become the ‘best ever’ since we started running them in 2009.”
The additional service will run on Saturday 29th October at 7pm and on Sunday 30th October at 6.30pm. Both trains run from Bury Bolton Street Station (Bury, BL9 0EY) to Rawtenstall taking approximately 1.5 hours. Visitors on the spooky ride will see the train entering pitch black tunnels and stopping at dark stations to witness ghostly parades and other scary surprises. Bury Transport Museum is also running free Halloween mask making workshops for all event ticket holders.
Tickets cost £10 per adult (aged 16+) and £2 per child (aged 3+) with every child aged between 3 and 15 receiving a free goody bag. Children under 3 travel free of charge (unseated).
The event is pre-booking only and tickets are selling fast! To book online visit eastlancsrailway.org.uk or phone 0161 764 7790 (lines open daily 10am – 4pm).
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