We will be open on Sundays only until 5th April when we start the summer programme and will open both Saturdays and Sundays (volunteers & weather permitting).
2013 was a really bumper year for the tramway, with just short of 25,000 visitors, over 9,000 more than 2012. This is all due to the enthusiasm of our dedicated band of volunteers. To keep this unique attraction safe & running requires an unstinting effort which has been rewarded by the increase in visitors who are able to enjoy the trip on an 1895 cableway.
The comments we receive both "on-the-day" and via the website and Trip Advisor indicate that there is still a passion for victorian attractions.
There are always things to do and improvements to make; but we are getting there!
The Shipley Glen Cable Tramway is the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain (cliff lifts excepted). Dating from 1895, the line was built to serve the local beauty spot of Shipley Glen near Saltaire in West Yorkshire. At nearly a quarter-mile in length, the woodland ride provides a pleasant alternative to the steep path.
A short walk brings a Cafe within reach as well as the rocks and woods of Shipley Glen. The bottom station allows access to Roberts Park and the River Aire and the delights of Saltaire with Salt's Mill and its famous Hockney Gallery.
As well as rides on the open trams, there is a small souvenir shop at the top station, selling sweets. There is a nostalgic Edwardian shop at the bottom station.
The museum at the bottom station displays photos and memorabilia of the tramway as well as Shipley Glen. There are interesting pictorial displays and memories of the tramway and Shipley Glen in days gone by. The museum opens when the tramway is open and entry is free of charge.
In 1895 it would have cost you about 2d for a round trip on the tramway. It will now cost you £2.00 for unlimited travel, so we now offer even better value for money!
Subject to the availability of volunteers we are now open:
Sunday afternoons in 2014 until the end of March when we will be open Saturdays and Sundays starting 5th April
Noon to about 4.00pm Weather permitting.
Well worth the £1 fare (50p Concessions)
We are always pleased to accept school & special bookings at other times.
Please email us with your requirements and we will see what we can do.
Dogs are very welcome providing they are accompanied by a well behaved owner!
Check back regularly for details of our "Specials".
Would YOU like to help run the Tram, help with maintenance, serve in the Shop or look after the Museum?
There is always plenty to do with many varied tasks to suit all skills. So why not come along?
Email: email@example.com or ask us at the Tramway when we are open.
Please keep looking at this web site for further news.
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