Guided Walk changes for THIS Saturday

Saturday 15th SEPTEMBER 2018 : PLP WALK Retford to Worksop along the Chesterfield Canal towpath

Please note that due to the RMT strike action affecting Northern, a much reduced train service is in operation with only 3 return services operating between Sheffield and Lincoln . Unfortunately, it is not a viable connection off the Barnsley service as it arrives only 3 mins before the Lincoln departure at 08.38 although a TPE service departs Meadowhall at 07.59 to Sheffield.

Depart SHEFFIELD 08.38, calling all stations, Worksop 09.07 to arrive RETFORD 09.17

Walk will start from RETFORD station at 9.30am and finish at WORKSOP.

Return trains depart WORKSOP at 15.08 and 19.08 to Sheffield and 17.17 to Retford and all stations to Lincoln.

Distance = approx. 10 miles. Leader: Stuart Parker

(Bus option after 5 miles at Ranby for the hourly No.43 bus to Retford or Worksop)

(car parking at Worksop station = £3 all day)

Further details, please text to Stuart on 07908 – 450444 .

For strike day timetables see :

Catching the train to Penistone Show

For information regarding strike on Saturday and trains to Penistone for the Annual Penistone Agricultural Show

SHEFFIELD – One direct service to and from Sheffield during the morning, no afternoon service from Sheffield. Last train from Penistone is at 16:42
BARNSLEY – One train per hour to and from Barnsley during the morning, one train in the afternoon – last train from Penistone is at 16:42
HUDDERSFIELD – Hourly service to and Huddersfield during the morning , two trains in the afternoon – last train from Penistone is at 15:17
All customers are advised to check before travelling and, where necessary, may want to seek alternative modes of transport.

Our priority during a strike is to keep you informed and on the move. At any time you can keep up-to-date by following us on social media:



Or by going to for train running information.

Promise to Pay Notices

This week the ticket machines go live with the ‘promise to pay’ notices. This means that, you must purchase a ticket before you board from the ticket machine at the station. If you are unable to purchase one, you must print a ‘promise to pay’ notice from the machine. Attached are some instructions that a member of Penistone community has kindly put together to assist elderly members of the community.
If you have any queries please do ask for help. We are also happy to feedback to Northern with any comments.

Promise-to-Pay-Guide (1).pdf

Change to this weekend’s anniversary walk

Saturday 1st SEPTEMBER 2018

Due to the RMT strike action affecting Northern services, we have to change the 25th Anniversary walk times as follows :

Depart SHEFFIELD 10.02, Meadowhall 10.08, Chapeltown 10.14, Elsecar 10.20 to arrive WOMBWELL 10.23


Depart HUDDERSFIELD 09.10, calling all stations, to arrive Barnsley 09.57 then change to depart 10.44 to WOMBWELL 10.49

Walk will start from WOMBWELL station at 10.50am and finish at BARNSLEY.

Return trains depart BARNSLEY at 16.01 calling all stations to Huddersfield and 16.11 to Meadowhall and Sheffield

OR 16.44 calling all stations to Sheffield.

Walk route via Wombwell Woods, Worsborough reservoir, Stainborough Park to Barnsley.

Distance = approx. 8 miles

‘Park & Ride’ car parking for rail users at Meadowhall, Elsecar and Wombwell stations.

Details please text to Stuart on 07908 – 450444 .

Unfortunately more strikes on the way

RMT announce further strike action

The RMT trade union have called three further days of strike action:

· Saturday 15 September 2018

· Saturday 22 September 2018

· Saturday 29 September 2018

This is in addition to the strikes on:

Saturday 25 August, 1 September and 8 September

Promise to Pay Notices – how do I print one?

With the arrival of ticket machines on our platforms along the Penistone Line, passengers are encouraged to purchase their tickets before they travel. However, due to the majority of the stations being unstaffed, they are ‘card only’ machines. So, where, you might ask does that leave those passengers who prefer to pay by cash? Well, the machines have a handy little option on them that enables you to print out a ‘Promise to Pay’ notice – however you may struggle to find it on the machine, so we have produced some handy instructions for you. If you plan to pay cash for your ticket on board then you must have one of these notices.
If you do not have one of these you may be issued a Penalty Fare (of at least £20).
Please share this information with others.

how to print off promise to pay.docx

Huddersfield Station project shortlisted for National Community Rail Awards

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for our Huddersfield Station Project, having already been awarded the Huddersfield Civic Society Community Award for the project it is double excitement!
The Huddersfield Station Project – ‘Together at Huddersfield Station’ is a true representation of what community rail is all about. We worked with a variety of different community groups, both promoting rail travel and also engaging the participants in helping to make improvements to Platform 2. The project has really brightened up Platform 2!
The awards are to be held in Glasgow on Thursday 4th October.

3A. CRA18 CAS PLP sl.pdf

Important update re: guided walks this weekend

Saturday 23 JUNE 2018

Due to the RMT strike action, an amended train service will operate.

For the ‘East Peak Outdoors Festival’ walk from Penistone to Denby Dale starting at 1.50pm suggest use the following trains:

Depart Sheffield 1202 to arrive Barnsley 1229, then depart Barnsley 1301 to arrive Penistone at 1317.

OR depart Huddersfield 1210 to arrive Penistone at 1242.

Return trains:

Depart Denby Dale at 1624 and 1816 to Huddersfield

OR 1634 and 1723 to Sheffield.