By now I guess you will all have seen or heard of the problems that the rains have caused at the tramway. Our maintenance team are well stuck in to getting things back to normal ready for opening at the soonest possible time. To give you a flavour of the task facing us, here are some photos.
The 2016 Family passes are now available. We know that these make a very acceptable Xmas gifts which are appreciated throughout the whole year.
To find out more and to download an application form click here.
Please note that family passes are valid until the end of the year BUT NOT FOR SANTA SPECIALS.
They are of course valid for up & down travel as usual during the christmas period.
Our thanks go to Stephen Smith's Nursery for donating the plants which are now brightening up our entrance path and also the donation of the christmas tree.
Don't forget to check our EVENTS for a list of our forthcoming attractions!
Please note, that as much as we would like to open weekdays during the school holidays, we just don't have enough volunteers to make this possible.
We can usually cater for booked parties during weekdays given reasonable notice.
We have, through the efforts of the SGT Volunteers but most of all you our visitors, been awarded Trip Advisors "Certificate of Exellence 2015" this is indeed an Honour and makes the hard work all the more satisfying.
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 for a day, so we now offer even better value for money!
Winter openings:- From February; Sundays 12:00-16:00 until Easter. (Providing essential maintenance is completed).
(Subject to operational safety)
Dogs are very welcome providing they are accompanied by a well behaved owner!
Please note that our public opening times are as displayed here. Any additional openings will be added as they are arranged.
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.
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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