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Kids Travel Free On East Lancashire Railway

January 16, 2013
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Kids Travel Free On East Lancashire Railway

The East Lancashire Railway is offering a ‘Kids Travel Free’ special to Heywood families who are looking for things to do early this year. The East Lancashire Railway – which starts at Heywood off Green Lane – is an all-weather attraction that offers enough to keep the whole family entertained, from free galleries and museums along the line, self-guided walks, historic buildings and beautiful parks and gardens. Combined with the Kids Go Free offer, valid from January until March, there is no better reason to come for a visit! Simply download the Kids Go Free voucher and present it at…

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Heywood Railway Station

January 11, 2013
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Heywood Railway Station

The original Heywood Railway Station station opened on the national rail network in 1841 and closed in 1970. It re-opened on 6 September 2003 as an extension of the East Lancashire Railway from Bury Bolton Street. The boundary between the ELR and the national rail network is located a short distance east of the station, at Hopwood. £300 million has been pledged to link Heywood Railway Station back to the National Rail Network, which would see services direct to Manchester via Castleton. The original station was situated immediately opposite the terminal wharf of the Heywood Branch Canal. The East Lancashire Railway station…

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