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Weekly Edition - Published  21 March 2016


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WLLR Easter Trains 2016 and The Great Easter Egg Hunt

FORGET the 'Great Train Robbery', the 2016 The West Lancashire Light Railway (WLLR) 'Great Easter Egg Hunt' is due to take place soon! The railway is situated at Hesketh Bank, approximately midway between Preston and Southport and on Easter Sunday, it will be offering a completely new event for visitors. The new event will see children taking part in a 'Spot the Easter Eggs' competition and also taking rides on the Steam Powered short 2' gauge railway. If you cant make Easter Day, starting on Good Friday, Steam trains will also once again be operating and from then on, every Sundays and Bank Holidays during 2016, from Easter to the end of October 2016. During the Easter weekend the Railway will be open as follows:-

Good Friday, 25 March 2016.
Easter Sunday, 27 March 2016.
Easter Monday, 28 March 2016.

On Good Friday and Easter Monday, trains will run as normal, with 1 locomotive in steam. The usual fares will apply:-

Adult:- £3
Child:- £2
Senior:- £2.50
Family:- £7

Tickets are valid all afternoon with no limit to the umber of rides. Trains depart approximately every 20 minutes, from:- 11.30am to 4.30pm.

Please note that to take part in the:- 'The Great Easter Egg Hunt', those tickets will be:-

Adult:- £3.50
Child:- £2.50
Senior:- £3.00
Family:- £10.00

The Tiskets include train rides for everybody, and a 1 entry per child, in the:- 'Spot the Easter Eggs' competition.

Trains run between 11.30 and 4.30. 2 locomotives in steam.

Did you know that The West Lancashire Light Railway is a short 2' gauge line situated at Hesketh Bank Motive power includes several historic steam locomotives and a remarkable collection of diesel, petrol and battery electric industrial locomotives? The line runs alongside a former clay pit which served a brickworks adjacent to the former West Lancashire Railway. The Railway is open every Sunday and Bank Holiday from Easter through October, and on advertised days in December 2016 for:- 'Santa Specials'. The Railway has recently been awarded £10,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Free car parking is available on site. The no. 2 Southport Preston Bus passes the entrance to the Railway (hourly service on Sundays and Bank Holidays); alight at Booths. Snacks and hot and cold drinks are available from our catering wagon; or bring a picnic (picnic tables are provided). Alternatively, Booths' cafe is open until mid afternoon and fish and chips are available across the road (check opening times).

For further information about the tourist attraction and any of the events they offer, please visit:- WestLancs.Railway.Org or call:- 01772 815881.


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