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1830 Express

  • See below for times over the next 7 days
  • Recommended for all ages
  • Adults £4
    Children £3
    25% discount for family groups of 3 or more
  • Station Platform, Upper Yard (between Revolution Manchester and Power Hall)

    Tickets can be purchased from the information desk in the Great Western Warehouse on the day of your visit

  • Unfortunately, the 1830 Express is not wheelchair-accessible. Read our facilities guide

Diary for next 7 days

  • 27 May - 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm
  • 28 May - 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm
  • 29 May - 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm
  • 31 May - 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm

Hop on the 1830 Express and step back to a time to when cotton was king and railways were about to change the world forever.

Buy a ticket for the world’s first ever passenger railway and you’ll experience a train ride like no other.

Let our Explainer team take you on an action-packed, whistle stop tour of the railways whilst you speed up and down the original track that carried passengers from Manchester to Liverpool in 1830.

Please note: The train ride is suitable for all ages; the show content is suitable for ages 4+.

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