About Us

A community rail partnership in England is a partnership between Network Rail, the train operating company, local council, organisations such as rail user groups and stakeholders, we are part of the Community Rail Network who are supported by the DfT (Department of Transport).  Partnerships work to improve their community lines, stations, and services. Around 3200 volunteers contribute about 250,000 hours of work each year, bringing in approximately £3.4 million extra value to the rail industry.

Penistone Line Partnership is a voluntary organisation which supports and promotes community involvement along the Huddersfield to Sheffield railway line. They draw together train operator Northern, Network Rail, local authorities and users to raise awareness of the railway in the local community.  Penistone Line Partnership promote, market, develop ideas and arrange funding for local improvements.

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who make our projects and improvements possible

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We represent the interests of passengers who use the Penistone railway line between Huddersfield and Sheffield. We are a membership organisation and welcome new members who we encourage to become involved in supporting us. We post quarterly newsletters out to our members and hold an AGM with a guest speaker from the rail industry.


Become a member, and raise awareness of the Penistone Line. Membership costs £8.00 (£5.00 for Senior Citizen or unwaged) Family rate for 2 people or more at the same address costs £10.00 (£7.00 concessions).

Corporate Membership is  £25.00. Please email penistoneline@gmail.com to join.

Penistone Line Express Newsletter

Can you help?

Join our team as a volunteer. To help with our guided walks contact Stuart on 01522 534655 

If you’ve got green fingers and would like to share your horticultural skills, help deliver leaflets, attend events, or write articles for the newsletter to promote the line 

Get in touch with Rowena by email at penistoneline@gmail.com

or ring 07912753817

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