October Half Term 

Join us this October Half Term for some spooky fun!

We will be open daily between Saturday 22nd October - Sunday 30th October and we will have plenty of things happening to keep the family entertained.

Visit us between Monday 24th - Friday 28th October and we will have the following activities:

  • Steam trains between Clayton West & Shelley from 10:30 until 15:10
  • Sand Art activities with Kids Bee Happy (additional charge applies)
  • Spooky storytelling
  • Halloween themed arts & craft activities
  • If the children visit us in fancy dress, they will receive a half price child fare on the train and 50p off children's meals in the Buffer Stop Cafe at Clayton West Station. Please see the special offers page for full T&C's.
These activities are ideal for those who are not yet brave enough to take on our Halloween Ghost Train and will be available between 10:00 - 15:00 each day and pre-booking is not required. 
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If you are brave enough to take on our Halloween Ghost Train, these will be operating in the evenings of Friday 28th October - Sunday 30th October.
This year we ask, are you brave enough to face Dr Frankenstein?!
Tickets for the Ghost Train need to be purchased in advance through our ticketing site 
Please Note: This event is not suitable for children under 3 years.
The last standard passenger service to Shelley on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October will be at 15:00 from Clayton West. This is to allow for the set up of the Halloween Ghost Train event in the evening. 
Passenger Notice: The trains that operate during the day will not be Halloween themed and are suitable for passengers of all ages.

On Sunday 19th June 2016 (Father's Day), the West Yorkshire Morris Minor Owners Club will be visiting us and holding a Morris Minor Rally in our car park.

Why not treat dad to a day out where he will be able to view these classic vehicles and then take a ride on the train.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our customers. 


The railway and office will be closed from 18:00 on the 24th December 2015 until 09:30 on the 2nd January 2016. 

All enquiries will be dealt with upon our return. 


The next available steam service will depart Clayton West at 10:30 on the 2nd January 2016.


We hope to see you again in 2016!

 Visiting Engines for the Steam & Diesel Gala Announced

We can now confirm that the visiting engines for our 10th Annual Steam & Diesel Gala will be:

River Mite - Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Dr Syn - Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

This years Gala Weekend will take place on the 12th & 13th September and will host the theme of "Made in Yorkshire". Head over to the event page for more information! 

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Morris Minor Owners Club Car Rally

The West Yorkshire Branch of the Morris Minor Owners Club will be once again heading to the Kirklees Light Railway to display some of their classic vehicles in our car park at Clayton West.

The event will take place on Sunday 14th June and the cars will be on display between 10:00 - 16:00. 

Entry to view the vehicles is free, however normal fares apply if you wish to travel on the trains. 

Trains will be running between 10:20 every 40 minutes until 15:40. 

We are expecting around 30 vehicles, however depending on the weather, there could be more on the day!

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Kaite's Launch Weekend!

Katie will be hauling her first passenger trains over the weekend of the 30th & 31st May. 

She is scheduled to take the first train on both days, so her departure times from Clayton West will be at 10:20, 11:40, 13:00, 14:20, 15:40

To celebrate Katie's launch, we are allowing people with the name (or middle name) "Katie" to travel for free over the weekend. Variations of the spelling of Katie will be accepted, however we will need to see proof of name to claim your free ticket. 


Exciting News!

We are delighted to announce that we have purchased a new steam locomotive. Katie is a historic locomotive and is most remembered for her time at the Fairbourne Railway in the 1960's - 1980's.

More recently, she has been residing at the Windmill Farm Railway in Lancashire where she has undergone a restoration. She has now been delivered to us and is undergoing a few tweaks to make her compatible with our coaches. We are hoping to have her in operation in the not too distant future!

Katie will be on display as much as possible whilst we are open if you want to pop in and have a look. 

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The Aspergers Flyer visits us again on 25th October


Join us on Saturday 25th October at 19:00 for a special evening train to raise funds for the Aspergers Fundraiser. 

This train will give you the rare opportunity to ride the Kirklees Light Railway when it is dark. Not only that, tickets for the train will be free, however we do ask that a donation is made to the Aspergers Flyer (no matter how big or small) in order for them to keep putting on these events.

There is no need to pre-book, just turn up and collect your ticket from the ticket office.

Timetable Update Wednesday 3rd September


On Wednesday 3rd September, due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel the 10:30 departure from Clayton West. The first departure from Clayton West will be at 11:40 and then every 70 minutes after until 15:10.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

August 2014

The Aspergers Flyer will be visiting us again on the Thursday 7th August and hosting a special evening train departing Clayton West at 19:00.

The return journey to Shelley will showcase a slight difference with the train completing 3 run pasts at 3 different locations up the line making it a perfect opportunity for enthusiasts and keen photographers to take some unique shots of the train up the line.

Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £8 for children for the return journey with proceeds going to support The Aspergers Flyer and the National Autistic Society. Tickets don't need to be pre-booked as they will be available to pruchase at the ticket office on the evening of the event.



26th July 2014

**Recruitment Opportunities**

Would you like to join the KLR team??
We have the following opportunities available at present:

- Cafe Assistant
- Birthday Party & Event Host
- Volunteer Opportunities

Cafe Assistant - We are looking for people to join our catering establishments at our two stations. Minimum of 5 hours per week, although the number of hours available will increase during our summer months. Experience within a previous catering establishment is essential.

Birthday Party & Event Host - We are looking for an additional person to join our Party & Events team. Hours are on a casual basis dependent on the number of birthday parties/events held each weekend. Experience working with children in a previous role is essential. DBS checks will be completed on the successful applicant. 

Volunteer Opportunities - Have you ever wanted to work on a railway? We have opportunities for volunteers on the railway. Areas volunteers can showcase their skills are within the workshop including painting, locomotive and stock maintenance etc, maintaining the grounds, guarding, diesel and steam driving and much more!

If any of these roles are of interest and you would like to find out how to apply or if you require any further information, drop us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give the office a call on 01484 865727


February 2014

Tickets for the Easter Eggspress are now on sale.

To book please Tel:01484 865727 or CLICK HERE to book online.


January 2014

Tickets for all 2014 Day Out With Thomas events are now on sale.

To book please Tel:01484 865727 or CLICK HERE to book online.


September 2013

Santa Special and Halloween Ghost Train tickets are on sale now!

To book please Tel:01484 865727 or CLICK HERE to book online.


February and March 2013

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July 2012

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February 2012

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January 2012

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Fox - Has been out and about quite a bit in January being used most weekends on passenger trains. The locomotive was stopped for its annual boiler inspection, although there was some months to go until it was due...
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