21 06, 2024

Traction Blog May – June 2024

2024-06-22T11:49:20+01:0021/06/2024|All, Traction!|

Post Written by Matthew Walters Hello Readers, Here I am writing this month’s Traction Blog. Last month, I wrote about my experience in April, and I explained what it’s like to pursue train spotting as a hobby. This time, I will continue [...]

16 05, 2024

Traction Blog: April 2024

2024-05-16T16:09:17+01:0016/05/2024|All, Traction!|

Hello Readers, My name is Matthew Walters, I am a volunteer for the Penistone Line Partnership, and supporting Sarah their Community Rail Officer. I'd love to start a career within the rail industry.   We came up with the idea of writing [...]

27 03, 2024


2024-03-27T17:23:00+00:0027/03/2024|All, Announcements|

            Strike action has been announced by the ASLEF Union. There will be no Northern services for the Penistone Line on Saturday 6 April 2024. In addition, there is an overtime ban from Thursday 4 April to [...]

27 03, 2024

Huddersfield Station Closure Dates

2024-03-27T17:12:18+00:0027/03/2024|All, Announcements|

Upcoming changes to services that might impact your journey to and from Huddersfield on the Penistone Line: Northern services: Rail Replacement Bus service in operation.   Sheffield-Huddersfield services will start and finish at Lockwood instead of Huddersfield on Good Friday 29 March [...]

25 02, 2024

Rail Strike Dates


          Industrial Action 29 February – 2 March As a result of ASLEF strike action, there will be no Northern services on Friday 1 March. Additional disruption is expected between 29 February and 2 March due to action [...]

10 11, 2023


2023-11-10T17:13:21+00:0010/11/2023|All, Announcements|

Here is the timetable published by Northern from 10 December 2023 - 6 January 2024. Most Northern services will run at the same level as they do in the current timetable with some slight re-timing of services. See below- Penistone Line: 17:51 [...]

18 09, 2023

Rail Strike Action

2023-09-18T13:16:26+01:0018/09/2023|All, Announcements|

Industrial action Further strike action has just been announced by the ASLEF Union on the following days: Saturday 30 September Wednesday 4 October In addition, they have also announced an overtime ban across the UK rail network on Friday 29 September and [...]

21 08, 2023



There will be further strike action affecting trains on the Penistone Line. Industrial action will mean no services on 26 August and 1 & 2 September 2023. The RMT Union has announced strike action to affect several train operating companies. The ASLEF Union [...]

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