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The oldest working railway in the world, established by Act of Parliament in 1758. This former colliery line, just over a mile from the city centre is now a Heritage Railway running passenger trains. It was the first standard gauge line to be run by volunteers in 1960. It is also an Accredited Museum housing a collection of Leeds built railway locomotives and telling the story of not just the colliery railway but also the Leeds Locomotive Industry.
With just over a mile of track between Moor Road and Park Halt station, on the northern edge of Middleton Park, it is ideal not just for rail enthusiasts but also families with children. From March until the end of October, children’s Party Trains run most weekends, but unfortunately not all.
Special Events take place throughout the operating season culminating in the Santa Steam Specials in December.
The Railway has a dedicated “Education Team” who liaise with schools to develop bespoke visits with many topics that a live railway can cover. These visits are in addition to our normal operating days and are by prior booking only. The general public are excluded from the site on school days.
Adult entry and return train ride £5.00
Child entry and return train ride £2.50
Family Ticket entry and train ride £13.00 (up to 2 adults and 3 children)
Entry to The Engine House is free, but children under 16 ust be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Special Events - Prices may differ from normal running days. These prices do not apply to Santa Trains
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Follow brown signs, from M621 and leave at junction 6 in direction of Wakefield or in direction of leeds exit at junction 5. Turn right at the end of the slip road and follow the brown signs to Middleton Railway.
By Public Transport:
Catch the 481 bus from Leeds bus station or from Neville Street. The bus stops directly outside the railway.
: 2 miles from Leeds station
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Public toilets
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Welcome Host
- Wheelchairs available
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Disabled access
- Dogs accepted
- Facilities for hearing impaired
- Facilities for visually impaired