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
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:-
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:-
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
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