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Museum, £1.50-£7

Middleton Railway

Middleton Railway


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.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

See website for opening times.


Normal Services
Adult £7.00 return, £3.50 single
Child £3.00 return, £1.50 single
Family £18.00

Wednesday Services
Adult £7.00 return, £3.50 single
Child £1.00 return, £1.00 single

Special Events - Prices may differ from normal running days. These prices do not apply to Santa Trains

Which fare applies ...
Children aged under 3 years travel free
Children aged 3 to 15 years inclusive need child tickets
Those over 15 years need adult tickets
Up to 2 adults and 3 children can use a family ticket
Pets can travel free
Admission to the Engine House is free

Child annual pass ...
For children aged 3 to 15 years inclusive
Cost £6
Valid for all services except the Santa Specials

Concessions for carers ...
For fare-paying adult passengers who need a carer ...
One carer may travel with them free on production of a disability travel pass from WY Metro or other local authority

Concessions for Leeds Card holders ...
For ordinary running days only (not special events); £1 reduction for an Adult Day Rover ticket on production of the card

Concessions for Breeze Card holders ...
For normal service days only (not special events, not Wednesday services), 50p reduction for a Child Day Rover ticket on production of the card passengers on a train.

Fares for special events ...
For some normal fares apply, for others special fares apply. Details can be found from our special events pages. Family tickets may not be available.



Moor Road Railway Station,
Moor Road,
LS10 2JQ



See location of Middleton Railway on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 305309  Lat: 53.77356 Long: -1.53790

By Road:
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.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Leeds station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired