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How to Find Us

Where we are ...

  • about 2 miles south of Leeds City Centre
  • alongside the M621 Motorway at Junction 5

Satnav data ...

  • our post code is LS10 2JQ
  • our map grid reference is SE 3051 3100, or
  • our latitude and longitude are 53.77479N 1.53835W

 

visitors enjoying a train ride

A southbound train emerging from the tunnel under the M621 motorway

Directions for Arriving by Car

From east or west, on the M62 ...

  • at junction 29 follow the signs for M1, for The North
  • then use the instructions below "from the south on the M1"

From the south, on the M1 ...

  • at junction 43 follow the signs for M621, for Leeds (Centre)
  • leave the M621 at junction 5, for Hunslet, Beeston
  • then use the instructions below "from M621 junction 5"

sketch map of main roads

Sketch map showing the location of the Middleton Railway and the main roads leading to it

From the north, on the A1 ...

  • join the M1 link
  • leave at junction 44 and follow the A639 towards Leeds
  • after about 1 mile join the M621 at Junction 7, for Leeds (Centre)
  • after a further mile, leave the M621 at junction 5, for Hunslet, Beeston
  • then use the instructions below "from M621 junction 5"

From M621 junction 5 ...

  • at the top of slip road there is a dual carriageway
  • turn right onto this
  • in 100 yards there is a roundabout
  • leave this roundabout at the third exit
  • the railway’s Moor Road site is on your right, entrance in 100 yards

 

the MRT's site entrance

The entrance to our site,
approached from M621 junction 5

From central Leeds or the west, on the M621 ...

  • on the M621 head towards Wakefield
  • junctions 4 & 5 can not be used in this direction
  • leave the M621 at junction 6, for Middleton
  • at the bottom of the slip road turn left
  • take the next left into Moor Road
  • at the mini roundabout go right
  • after 300 yards cross the rail tracks in the road
  • the railway’s Moor Road site is immediately on your left

 

view of site entrance from Moor Road

The entrance to our site,
approached from the south along Moor Road

Directions for Arriving by Car, Avoiding Motorways

From the north-west ...

  • leave central Leeds on the Dewsbury road (A653)
  • there are brown signs for Middleton Railway at the top of Tunstall Road
  • at the traffic lights for Tunstall Road turn left
  • then use the instructions below "At the end of Tunstall Road"

From the south-west ...

  • approach central Leeds on the Dewsbury road (A653)
  • there are brown signs for Middleton Railway at the top of Tunstall Road
  • at the traffic lights for Tunstall Road turn right
  • then use the instructions below "At the end of Tunstall Road"

At the end of Tunstall Road ...

  • there is a roundabout
  • leave this roundabout at the third exit
  • the railway’s Moor Road site is on your right, entrance in 100 yards

sketch map of side roads

Sketch map showing the location of the Middleton Railway and the roads leading to it

From the north-east ...

  • leave central Leeds on the Pontefract road (A638)
  • go under the viaduct for the A64 to M621 link road
  • you are now on Low Road (A61)
  • at the traffic lights signed for Hunslet Centre, turn right
  • then use the instructions below "From Hunslet Centre"

From the south-east ...

  • approach central Leeds on the road from Stourton (A61)
  • at the traffic lights signed for Hunslet Centre, turn left
  • then use the instructions below "From Hunslet Centre"

From Hunslet Centre ...

  • go straight on at the traffic lights for the junction with Balm Road
  • at the mini-roundabout turn left onto Beza Street, and cross over the railway
  • at the end of Beza Street there is a roundabout
  • leave this roundabout by the first exit
  • the railway’s Moor Road site is on your right, entrance in 100 yards

Directions for Arriving by Bus

Routes Passing the Railway ...

  • 61, from city centre via St. James Hospital, does not run on Sundays, other days off-peak only, 30 minute interval, stops outside the railway
  • 86, from Rodley, Bramley and Armley, does not run on Sundays, other days 30 minute interval, stops on Beza Street (see the map above)
  • 86A, from Bramley and Armley or from St. James Hospital, only runs on Sundays, 60 minute interval, stops on Beza Street (see the map above)
  • 481, from Wakefield, Wrenthorpe, East Ardsley and Thorpe, 60 minute interval, stops outside the railway

Routes Along Dewsbury Road ...

  • 2, 3 and 3A, from Chapeltown and city centre (Vicar Lane stop K2)
  • 117, from Wakefield, Ossett, Shaw Cross, Westerton and Tingley, 60 minute interval
  • 202, 203, from Huddersfield, Mirfield, Dewsbury, Shaw Cross and Tingley, 15 to 30 minute intervals
  • 220, from Huddersfield, Roberttown, Cleckheaton, Gomersal, Birstall and Morley, does not run on Sundays, other days 60 minute interval
  • 221, from Mirfield, Heckmondwike, Batley and Morley, does not run on Sundays, other days 30 minute interval
  • 222, from Heckmondwike,  Gomersal, Birstall and Morley, 60 minute interval
  • 223, from Mirfield, Heckmondwike, Batley and Morley, only runs on Sundays, 60 minute interval
  • all routes stop close to the junction with Tunstall Road (see the map above)
  • from there walk down Tunstall Road, across the motorway bridge, and the railway is on the right
  • walking time is less than 10 minutes

Directions for Arriving by Train

From Leeds Station ...

  • there is no direct bus route - taking a taxi is recommended
  • the alternative is:
    • walk to the Corn Exchange (about quarter of a mile),
    • get a 12, 13 or 13A bus (5 minute interval, or 10 minutes on Sundays)
    • these buses go to Hunslet and then along Balm Road
    • get off at the junction with Moor Road (just before Balm Road becomes Belle Isle Road and starts to climb under the motorway bridge - see the map above)
    • walk along Moor Road (about another quarter of a mile)

To the Corn Exchange ...

  • leave Leeds station by the main exit onto New Station Street, and turn right
  • follow New Station Street round, and at the end turn right onto Boar Lane
  • cross Briggate, where Boar Lane becomes Duncan Street
  • cross Vicar Lane to the Corn Exchange side
  • buses to Hunslet go from stop K4 on Vicar Lane

The Return Journey ...

  • currently, building work on Vicar Lane means that northbound buses do not stop at the Corn Exchange
  • instead, get off at the next stop, in New Briggate (near Clas Ohlson and the Grand Theatre)
  • walk back down Briggate, across the headrow, to Boar Lane
  • turn right into Boar Lane, then left into New Station Street
  • follow New Station Street round to the station

More Information

About Bus and Main Line Rail Travel ...

  • call MetroLine travel information on 0113 245 7676 (7am-10pm, seven days a week, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day)
  • or     West Yorkshire Metro's web site
  • use their journey planner
  • specify Middleton Railway as your destination

We are now taking advance bookings for our Santa Special trains.

Santa with train

Please click here for more details.

You can book online for trains where seats are still available.

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