visitors enjoying a train ride

A southbound train emerging from the tunnel under the M621 motorway

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
  • sometimes written as 53.77479  -1.53835

Tour de Yorkshire. On Sunday 5th May the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race comes into Leeds from Otley via Cookridge, West Park and Kirkstall, and finishes in the city centre. This will make it difficult to get to the railway from the North of Leeds. Visit Yorkshire have recommended to us the following routes.

From the North West (roughly, anywhere west of Kirkstall), follow the Leeds Ring Road (A6120 then A6110) southwards through Beeston. Just before the White Rose centre, turn left onto Dewsbury Road (A653), to head back towards the city centre. Then turn right onto Tunstall Road and follow the signs for the railway.

From the North or East (roughly, anywhere east of Headingley), follow the Leeds Ring Road (A6120) eastwards to its junction with the M1 (junction 46). Take the M1 southwards to junction 44, turn off onto the A639, and follow signs for Leeds. Join the M621 at its junction 7, for Leeds (Centre), come off it again at junction 5 and follow the signs for the railway.

The official details of the race route can be found here.

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"

the MRT's site entrance

The entrance to our site,
approached 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

 

view of site entrance from Moor Road

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

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

 

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

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

Arriving by Public Transport

sketch map of side roads

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

Get directions from the Traveline website ...

  • this site mainly identifies places by postcodes, so
  • to identify the railway, put in “LS10 2JQ”
  • note: the directions it gives may include a walk of up to 20 minutes!

From Leeds Station ...

  • there is no direct bus route - taking a taxi is recommended
    • the route for a taxi is not very direct, either, but
    • the journey will be about a couple of miles
  • the traveline site may suggest various bus routes:
    • some may involve significant walks through the City centre
    • others may involve significant walks to the railway
    • the sketch map below shows the locations of the City centre bus stops

Back to Leeds Station ...

  • our shop staff can book a taxi if you wish
  • for bus routes, the sketch map above shows the bus stops near the railway
  • the one below also shows the City centre stops for the return journey

sketch map of city centre

Sketch map of the City Centre, showing the locations of the main bus stops for routes to and from Middleton Railway

Local Public Transport ...

  • this site works best with place names, so
  • to identify the railway, put in “Middleton Railway”
  • note: again, the directions it gives may include a walk of up to 20 minutes!
  • alternatively, call MetroLine travel information on 0113 245 7676 (7am-10pm, seven days a week, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day)

 

Summer Wednesday Trains

From 31st July until 28th August 2019 we will be running a Diesel Service on Wednesdays from 11:00 until 15:20. Anyone under the age of 3 travels for free, and the special child fare is just £1.00: normal adult fares apply.

After the Fire

Following the major arson attack on neighbouring premises, we have launched this appeal to help repair the damage to our rolling stock and buildings. Click here for more details. Click below to donate.

 

More Information

 

Summer Wednesday Trains

From 31st July until 28th August 2019 we will be running a Diesel Service on Wednesdays from 11:00 until 15:20. Anyone under the age of 3 travels for free, and the special child fare is just £1.00: normal adult fares apply.

After the Fire

Following the major arson attack on neighbouring premises, we have launched this appeal to help repair the damage to our rolling stock and buildings.  Click here for more details.  Click below to donate.

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