Next Train Services

23 May 2021
Steam trains. The first train departs at 10:30, and the last train at 15.30....see more

Closed for Coronavirus Restrictions and Maintenance ...

  • the railway is currently closed due to the coronavirus lockdown restrictions
  • and the need to finish delayed winter maintenance work;
  • we are running some engineering trains,
  • so please keep clear of our tracks, but
  • public access or visits to the site are currently not possible;
  • we hope to re-open on Sunday 23rd May, and
  • that our train services will restart on that day,
  • if the "roadmap" for relaxing the coronavirus restrictions stays on schedule.

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CoViD-19 Restrictions

The Middleton Railway regrets that it will be suspending its passenger service from Moor Road to Middleton Park until the start of its 2021 operating season in April. The uncertainty as to what restrictions might follow the lockdown which has been in force since 5th November has made it impossible to plan realistically for running any trains during December or January.

We thank all our visitors during 2020 for their custom, we hope that everyone stays healthy and safe, and we look forward to seeing you all again later in 2021.

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

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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