Yes, on any day when the railway is open and operating trains, but provided that neither you nor anyone who would be visiting with you is experiencing any symptoms of CoViD-19 infection.
For details of our operating days please follow this link.
The safety of our volunteers and visitors is our top priority. As well as limiting the capacity on our trains, the following measures have also been put in place.
- Till screens at the Moor Road station.
- Enhanced cleaning regimes on our trains and at the Moor Road station.
- "Fogging" our coaches with "Covisan" anti-viral disinfectant at the end of a day's operation.
- Encouraging contactless/card payments at the Moor Road station (but cash payments can be accepted).
- Sanitising stations at entry points and other strategic locations.
Yes, it is now again a legal requirement that you wear a face covering within the Engine House building at Moor Road and on the train.
This does not apply if you are eating or drinking while sitting at a table in our cafe area.
Also, there are the usual exemptions to this requirement on medical and other grounds, and in particular it does not apply to children aged under 11.
We strongly ask that you please do not visit the railway if you are experiencing any symptoms that might be Covid-19
Yes, the shop and café at Moor Road are open on any day when trains are running.
Yes, the toilets at Moor Road are open on any day when trains are running.
Please note that there are no toilets on the train or at Park Halt. We believe that the toilets in the Middleton Park Visitor Centre may be open, but we are not certain.
Yes, our free car park is operating normally.
Because the availability of our volunteers had been limited by the corona virus pandemic, we had to take some facilities out of use, but we are working to re-instate these as soon as possible. In particular, from the end of July we will be able to reserve a coach for a morning or afternoon for a party.
No. For 2021 we have decided that, for our normal train services, we do not need to make any provision for advance bookings. This will apply to our Mince Pie special trains.
Our Santa Special trains are now completely sold out, and so there are no tickets available for them.
Yes, we are now able to take party bookings. See this page for more details.
Yes, we can accommodate single travellers as well as parties, and our fares are essentially per person.
Yes, concessionary tickets are available as normal.
Yes, two of our coaches have wide doorways specially to allow access for wheelchairs.
Yes, you are welcome to do this (except for the Santa Special trains). But do make sure that you do not miss the last train back from Park Halt to Moor Road.
Yes, for trains other than the Santa Specials you are welcome to do this.
Yes, we are dog friendly at the Middleton Railway and they travel free of charge. We kindly ask that your dog stays on a lead at all times and does not sit on the carriage seats.
The only exception to this is the Santa Special trains, where we can only accommodate assistance dogs.
Yes, certainly – particularly if you are going to get off the train at Middleton Park, where there are plenty of good picnic spots. We kindly ask that you either dispose of your rubbish in one of our bins, or take it home with you, to help us maintain cleanliness around the railway.