Middleton Railway to reopen on Sunday

Middleton Railway will be open and running steam trains again on Sunday (2 August 2020), but as with all attractions and services, things will be a little different.

The railway will only be operating on Sundays for the foreseeable future (except Bank Holiday Monday, 31 August 2020). Trains will run hourly, on the hour from Moor Road station, from 11am to 4pm.

This is Middleton Railway’s 60th anniversary year operating as a volunteer run heritage railway. Although celebrations have been postponed an event will take place later this year. To mark Yorkshire Day (1 August) trains on Sunday will be badged ‘The West Yorkshireman’ and fly Yorkshire flags.

The shutdown has hit the Trust’s finances badly, so if you can afford to make a donation it would help them enormously. You can donate online here, or by texting RAILWAY to 70085 to donate £5.

Return fares are £7 adult, £3 children, or £18 family (up to 2 adults and 3 children).

As Middleton Railway is governed by the laws affecting all public transport, face masks must be worn on the train, but under 11s are exempt.

In order to maintain social distancing, places on the trains will be limited, so you are advised to book in advance. You can that online here; by phone on 07931 778 843 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm), or in person at Moor Road station on the Sunday a week before the day of travel.

You can full details of all the arrangements on Middleton Railway’s website here.