What is there to do at Middleton Railway?

  • You can go on different train rides! Because they are a historic railway, they have a variety of trains; diesel trains, heritage diesel trains and steam trains
  • A train ride leaves from Moor Road takes you to Park Halt, where you can visit Middleton Park. A round trip takes about 25 minutes
  • There is a museum where you can view many of the historic items that tell a story about what Middleton Railway was like, back in the day
  • Because Middleton Railway has a variety of services, if you are lucky, you can find different trains at different times. For example, special train services for groups, parties and special events

What is Middleton Railway’s history?

Founded in 1758, Charles Brandling had a significant hand in speaking to parliament and starting to build the railway. The railway was originally built to carry coal from Middleton Broom Colliery. Middleton Railway is now a heritage railway, and it is the worlds longest running, continuously working railway!

What refreshments can I get?

You can get hot and cold drinks, snacks and cakes. There is also a gift shop where you can look for souvenirs.

How can I get there?

You can get there by car, bus and bike. The railway is located off Moor Road which can be accessed off the M621. Check out the buses operating the Middleton Corridor in South Leeds  here . 

Because Middleton Railway is a heritage site and lottery funded, you can also get involved by volunteering. The railway is both a registered museum and charity.

How accessible is Middleton Railway?

  • 2 of the passenger coaches can take powered wheelchairs. Portable ramps are onboard and the staff are trained in their use. 1 coach can take a manual wheelchair.
  • Limestone chippings pave the carpark.
  • There is a wheelchair accessible toilet, this does not meet a changing places standard
  • Middleton Railway permits guide and assistance dogs.
  • Level access to the front of the engine house building
  • The display hall is level access, although the locomotive cabs have steps. There is level access to the station platform.
  • More information can be found here
Q Is there a carpark?

There is! All onsite and easy to find if you follow sat nav or our wonderful map!

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