While the ELR has received many plaudits for the station buildings at Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall, which have both been built since the railway was reopened, the impressive and imposing station building at Bury Bolton Street is often overlooked by enthusiasts, but is unique for being the only example of a 1950s-built station to be located on a preserved line. The entrance building was saved from demolition when the station was closed by BR in March 1980, but by the time passenger services resumed under the ELR, just over seven years later, at platform level the facilities were basic to say the least. The station has undergone an astonishing transformation over the past quarter of a century. The main building was refurbished during the mid-1990s while downstairs, at platform level, a large single-storey building now stands on Platform 2, housing ‘The Trackside’ public house. Pub patrons and passengers on Platform 2 are protected from the elements by a new glazed canopy erected in 2015, recovered from Oldham Mumps. On Platforms 3 and 4, the roof of the surviving canopy has also been renewed, with glazing replacing rotten chipboard and roofing felt, providing a much brighter, more attractive place to wait for a train. A large waiting room and café has also been provided beneath the canopy, while a small platform office is used by station staff, having been recovered from Manchester Victoria in 1990. A highlight of Bury Bolton Street is the vast array of semaphore signalling around the station. The signal box at Bury South has been restored from its previous derelict condition and now controls all train movements within the station and its approaches, with a large signal gantry at the south end of the platforms dominating the scene.