Penistone Line Partnership

Penistone Line Partnership is a not-for-profit community rail organisation and a member of the Community Rail Network.

We promote and encourage greater use of the train through engagement with local communities between and within Sheffield, Barnsley, and Huddersfield.

The Penistone Line incorporates 17 stations along the 27- mile scenic route.

We deliver a range of projects and activities on the train, at stations and in the areas near the Penistone Line to provide social, environmental, and economic benefits to the region’s residents and visitors. We also educate young people on rail safety, trespass, sustainability, and promote career opportunities in the rail industry.

Penistone Line Partnership’s aims are to deliver the 4 pillars of the Community Rail Strategy

  • Providing a voice for the community
  • Promoting sustainable, healthy, and accessible travel
  • Bringing communities together and supporting diversity and inclusion
  • Supporting social and economic development

Strategic aims and objectives of the community rail partnership can be viewed within the Government’s

Connecting communities with the railways: The Community Rail Development Strategy

Enjoy viaducts, iconic landmarks, and rolling Yorkshire countryside. Browse our website to find out about our guided walks from stations, outdoor activities near the line, heritage, shopping, busy villages, and the beautiful areas of interest a short walk from the Penistone Line.

It’s much more than a train ride!

Scenic Rail Britain aims to help tourists, day-trippers, and families, travelling from near and far, to access the country’s hidden gems, while travelling sustainably and avoiding the stresses of driving. At Community Rail Network, we see the lovely sights that community railways have to offer every day. We want to share that with more people and promote these amazing railway lines, which form such an important part of our heritage.

Upcoming Events

Newcomen Engine Elsecar Heritage Centre

Newcomen’s Engine Beckons!

July 6 @ 09:15 - 15:00

In 1712, Thomas Newcomen built the world’s first practical working steam engine and the one installed at Elsecar in 1795 is [...]

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