Next Train Services

27 Sep 2020
Steam trains. The first train departs at 11:00, and the last train at 16.00....see more

Re-Opening the Railway

After the lockdown, the Middleton Railway has re-opened to visitors and passengers. Please see our revised "Trains" page for details of our Post-Lockdown Train Operations.

We hope to be able to run an event to celebrate our Diamond Jubilee later on in the year. These plans are all subject to no further lockdowns being imposed.

We hope that you and those close to you keep healthy and safe.

Tour de Yorkshire. On Sunday 5th May the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race finishes in Leeds, which will make it difficult to get to the railway from the North of Leeds. Click here for recommended routes.

the engine house

Our visitor centre building

We are ...

  • the world’s oldest working railway
  • in South Leeds, with easy road access
  • operated entirely by volunteers

Click on the controls to watch our video

We offer you ...

  • train rides ...
    • Saturdays, Sundays,
    • Bank Holidays,
    • Holiday Wednesdays,
  • plenty to do and see ...
    • both indoors and outside
  • an easy way to visit Middleton Park
  • a fun day out for all the family

the museum

Visitors in the museum.
The steps give access to the locomotive cabs

We also have ...

  • a museum (entry free)
  • a souvenir shop
  • a free car park
  • easy disabled access


the party coach

The saloon coach decorated for a party train.
The table at the end can be used for catering

Special attractions ...

  • a variety of special events
  • trains for birthday parties
  • Santa Special trains
  • facilities for school parties

passengers boarding a train

Passengers boarding a train

Find out more ...

  • about visiting us
  • from our 2020 leaflet


Our train services have now restarted. For more details, please

see this page

Online booking is available:

Also, why not look at the archive images that we are posting?

For our precautions against CoViD-19, we have have been awarded

We're Good To Go

Click here to see the certificate.

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