Community Engagement

We are moving forward with our research to make the Penistone Line hidden disability-friendly. This is no mean feat and will be an ongoing process between various councils, steering groups, organisations and rail users with hidden disabilities.

We have met with Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees and set up Dementia Friendly training for members of the Penistone Line Partnership, then specific dementia awareness training for customer-facing rail staff on the Penistone Line. 

Do you know anyone who may find rail travel on the Penistone Line difficult? We need your thoughts and ideas too.

Get in touch on social media or email us at 


The Kirklees Dementia hub is a partnership between Community Links, Age UK Kirklees and Calderdale and Kirklees council. They offer information and advice for people living with dementia, carers, family and friends.

The service is for adults that have been diagnosed with dementia, carers, family and friends.

Weekly drop-ins 10am – 4pm

  • Every Wednesday at Dewsbury Hospital, Priestley unit, WF13 4HS
  • Every Friday at Folly Hall Mills, St. Thomas Road, HD1 3LT

Home visits can be arranged upon request – please contact 01484 411 074.

Dementia Information and Advice LineTel: 01484 503 908

The Dementia Information and Advice line is for those who are concerned about themselves or a loved one.The advice line offers information about how to live well with dementia and signposting information.

Website menu changes

Where has it gone?

If you are wondering where the Guided Walks information has gone please click on the following tab on the menu bar.

Guided Walks & Events

There you can choose to click inside the green rectangle, currently saying –  Autumn Walks 2019 – and view what’s on as a PDF.

Also in the menu bar is Penistone Line Partnership, click this tab and scroll down to the orange loud-speaker for our current Penistone Line Express Newsletter #82 Autumn 2019. The walks guide is there too.

Another feature is the calendar where we publish the walks and any upcoming events. 

Enjoy our beautiful countryside if you are out walking this season!






We have grown so that we can do more for you…..


Looking forward we are working on making the Penistone Line a Dementia friendly service, and we want to encourage everyone to use and enjoy the train through collaboration and partnership to reflect the community’s needs.



We can offer taster days out with our rail confidence programme for community groups, so that everyone gets a chance to feel good about rail travel and enjoy a great day out.


Schools are back after the holidays and we are booking in rail safety sessions as part of the PSHE Curriculum.







Let's collaborate.....

We are working to improve information at stations for your onward journey. Inform travellers of cycling and walking routes from the station, which encourage sustainable and healthy journeys. We aim to highlight local heritage, business information and places of interest to visit near the stations. We look forward to working with new organisations, promoting and enhancing tourism and leisure travel by train.



Get in touch.....

Help us connect our communities together to support diversity and inclusion, well-being and social progress. Discuss the issues and development opportunities that matter. Contact Rowena at or to push some boundaries!